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Fox Valley Repertory wants your family holiday photos

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Fox Valley Repertory invites the community to submit their own family photos to be used in their production of the holiday family comedy "Making God Laugh," which takes place on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Nov. 7-Dec. 28.

Inspired by the Woody Allen joke, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans," Sean Grennan's newer work follows two empty-nesters as they welcome home their grown kids over three holidays, each 10 years apart.

Over the course of these three decades, not only do the hairstyles change, but their life adventures continue to evolve -- dreams are crushed, relationships develop, unresolved issues surface, and yet old family traditions remain.

"From Christmas in the '90s, New Year's in 2000 and Easter in the present, our audience will find this comedy entirely relatable to their own family dynamics," says director John Gawlik.

"A big part of family gatherings is capturing those moments with photographs, and then looking back at those photos -- 'did I really wear that? Look at that hair!' etc. Asking our fans to submit their own family portraits will be a fun, interactive way to engage with this funny yet touching story that encompasses these moments and much more."

The deadline for the family photo submission is Monday, Nov. 4. Entries must be emailed to with "Making God Laugh Family Photo" in the subject line.

Family photos can be of any age group, funny, awkward, or traditional. Black-and-white or color files are acceptable. Participants must provide a high-resolution .jpg file and include their name, photo description with identification, and contact information with their logo design.

Approved submissions will be announced Thursday, Nov. 7.

The production team has the right to reject any and all entries. Approved photos will be used during each performance's finale.

Fox Valley Repertory is a nonprofit theater company and performing arts academy in residence at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Fox Valley Rep is intent on providing an engaging theater experience by producing shows that inspire you to laugh, reflect, and reconnect to moments in your life.

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