As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans…”

February 21, 22, 23
February 28, 29, March 1 &
March 6, 7, 8
2020

Director to be announced.

If you are interested in directing any of the above productions please contact Susanna Ellis at jacobandsusannaellis@gmail.com by July 10, 2019 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.

Location

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.  Jackson, MI 49201
(directions below)

The seating capacity for this venue is 60 patrons per performance. This event will sell out quickly!
Due to the size of the venue and unique dinner table seating arrangement, as tickets are sold it may become difficult to find a table with the number of seats your party requires. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to secure your tickets as soon as possible!

Synopsis

Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.

Ticket Price

$40 per person includes the performance and three course meal.

Important Ticket Info

  • Tickets will go on sale to the public on January 24, 2020.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased online or over the phone at (517) 539-4118 only.
  • Ticket sales will end at NOON on the day of the performance to give the kitchen time to prep (applies to Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday performances).
  • No “performance only” seats are available. Performance and dinner must be purchased together.
  • 60 seats are available at each performance. Order early, as this is a popular event with assigned seating!
  • Center Stage Jackson comp tickets will cover only the price of the performance ($15). Persons using comp tickets must still pay for the price of the meal ($25).
  • Center Stage Jackson reserves the right to adjust the seating at a table in order to ensure that there are no “orphan” seats. We will NOT split up your party or change the table that you are seated at.
  • We will have a waiting list for each performance, in the unlikely event that seats open up after a performance sells out. To be added to that waiting list, email Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org.

Menu

Menu to be announced!

Note: All dishes are Gluten Free with the exception of the rolls.

A complete list of wine available for purchase can be found at SandhillCraneVineyards.com.

Seating Chart

See the Seating Chart

This is an intimate venue with dinner table seating: tables of seven, eight, and four. You do not need to purchase an entire table.

Please note that our ticketing system will prevent you from purchasing a number of tickets that will leave only one seat empty at a table (called “orphan” seats. For example, the system will not allow you to purchase 6 seats at a table that seats 7, as orphan seats are very difficult to sell. If you cannot find another table that will fit your party without leaving an orphan seat, we recommend finding another guest that would like to attend with you to fill that orphan seat!

There are 60 seats available at each performance. Seating is extremely limited, and, due to the unique dinner table seating arrangement, as tickets are sold it may become difficult to find a table with the number of seats your party requires. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to secure your tickets as soon as possible!

Friday & Saturday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
7:00pm: Doors open for seating and salads
7:30pm: Entrees served
8:00pm: Performance begins
Intermission: Dessert served

Sunday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
4:00pm: Doors open for seating and salads.
4:30pm: Entrees served.
5:00pm: Performance begins.
Intermission: Dessert served.

Cast

To be announced. Check out our Auditions page if you’re interested in being part of this production!

Production Team

To be announced. If you are interested in directing this production please contact Susanna Ellis at jacobandsusannaellis@gmail.com by July 10, 2019 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Directions to the Venue

From the North
Take US 127 south to exit 43A — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 7 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the South
Take US127 north to exit 40 — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 2 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the East
Take I-94 west to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the West
Take I-94 east to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.


MAKING GOD LAUGH
By Sean Grennan