CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Philip Morlock is a workaholic who is obsessed with making money for the sake of appearing successful.
When the grouchy corporate executive refuses to let his daughter marry a poor man, a feud between the two families begins.
"Rest Assured" is this year's production at Oakridge Bible Church, where a play is presented each year as a gift to the community.
"There is a lot of comedy in this show," director Danny Webb said. "It is very humorous with tender moments. Each act has its own surprise."
This marks the 44th year for the production, directed each year by Webb. The shows draw hundreds every year, with many attendees making it a holiday tradition during the Christmas season.
Lindsey Lewis, 30, a personal trainer for Nautilus, has not missed a show since she began attending the plays at age 12 with her mother, Shirley Jones.
"We are definitely going this year," Lewis said. "It has become a tradition for me and my Mom. It gets us in the holiday spirit. We look forward to it every year. It usually sends a good message. A lot of people get lost in the holiday and forget what it is a celebration of."
Each year's show includes a moral message with a spiritual basis. However, Webb avoids anything that would come across as too strong. The idea is to allow folks to enjoy the show while escaping from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It also offers a reprieve from problems as people concentrate on the show.