The Backlot Players kick off their 19th season this weekend with Moon Over the Brewery at the Rose Theater in Forsyth.
Written by Bruce Graham, the play follows the single mother of a highly intelligent 13-year-old girl and is set in a Pennsylvania coal mining town in the 1980s.
The characters are not well to do, but they are all good people. They have a quality that is endearing, said Alan Ralph, the shows director.
The mother, Miriam, is a free spirit and sort of leftover hippie, Ralph said, and she has taken up with the mailman, who is not terribly bright but is very observant and warm-hearted.
Hes a good guy and helps the daughter grow up ... and learn not to only think of herself, he said.
After being active in community theater for years, Moon Over the Brewery was the first play Ralph directed while living in Fernandina Beach, Fla. And I talked them into bringing it here, he said.
Moon Over the Brewery
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 13-14, 20-21; 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22
Where: The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth
Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military
Information: 478-994-0443; www.backlotplayers.org