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Georgia Mountain Players start last season with family comedy "Opal's Baby"
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The Georgia Mountain Players will open their last and final season with "Opal’s Baby," another in the "Opal" series written by John Patrick.

‘Opal’s Baby’

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14-16, 21-22 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 23

Where: Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville.

Tickets: Available at the door; $17 adults, $13 seniors (60+), students and children. Additional fee may apply if ordering by phone or online.

More info: 770-534-8420 or georgiamountainplayers.org

 

Get ready for an evening of heartwarming hilarity as the Georgia Mountain Players presents "Opal’s Baby" Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Brenau Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains Center).

The Georgia Mountain Players will open their last and final season with "Opal’s Baby," another in the "Opal" series written by John Patrick.

Linda Smith said that she has had the honor of directing all of the "Opal" plays, and loves to do so because they are filled with so much heart and humor.

Smith is delighted this was one of the plays selected for the Players’ final season.

The show revolves around the irrepressible Opal Kronkie, (Jene Robocker), who lives at the edge of the city dump, and is a collector of trash, treasures and people.

In this story, Opal is visited by a family of questionable characters; Norman (Cleve Brown), Spencer (Josh Thompson), Verna (Peggy Strickland), and the most questionable of all, Granny (Dianne Martin.)

They all believe Opal is rich and have hatched a plot to get her money by pretending to be long-lost Kronkie relatives down on their luck.

Meanwhile, Rosie (Nancy Weeks), Opal’s best friend — who has a more suspicious nature after her husband deserted her for a wealthy circus performer— attempts to make Opal move more cautiously before opening her house and heart to the strangers.

In typical Georgia Mountain Players fashion, the play moves quickly and is filled with loads of laughs, twists and turns, and an ending that makes you feel glad you came.

For more information, call 770-534-8420 or visit georgiamountainplayers.org.

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