Peninsula Players of Door County Opens 76th Season

Peninsula Players Theatre will open its 76th season with the world premiere of Sean Grennan’s comedy, Making God Laugh, running through July 3.

The play centers on a couple of empty nesters welcoming home their three children over various holidays spanning three decades.

“It’s said all playwrights have to write their ‘family play,’” said Grennan. “Well this is mine.”

Grennan has worked in the theater as an actor and writer for more than 30 years. A post-show discussion with the playwright will take place June 17.

Making God Laugh will feature veteran Players’ actors Neil Friedman as Jimmy, the father, and Peggy Roeder as Ruthie, the mother. Cast as their children are Joe Foust, Erin Noel Grennan, and Sean Fortunato.

Directing Making God Laugh is Tom Mula, a veteran actor, director and writer who has been with the Players for 17 seasons.

The design team for Making God Laugh includes USA (United Scenic Artists) scenic designer Keith Pitts, lighting designer Stephen Roy White, sound designer Cecil Averett, properties designer Sarah E. Ross and costume designer Pamela J. Rehberg.

Prior to performances, patrons may picnic on the grounds. The play will be performed Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm. The closing performance will have a 4 pm matinee on July 3. Discount tickets are available for season ticket holders and groups. Individual ticket prices range from $32 to $38. For more information or to reserve tickets call 920.868.3287 or visit