The Smoot Theatre to show "The Working Man"

The Smoot Theater will have a screening of a unique documentary next month about the remarkable career of one local musician.

Mike Morningstar is a Parkersburg native, and a long time fixture in the music community. The 90 minute documentary screening, scheduled for October 8th, focuses on the challenges Morningstar faced over the years.

This includes traumas after his time in Vietnam, and the struggles he faced in his career. The film includes interviews with Morningstar and his wife, as well as 14 songs.

He hopes the documentary will help viewers realize they can overcome their obstacles.

"I had a lot of obstacles over my life that I learned to get around and over and through and whatever to do what I felt like I should be doing which was writing songs and playing music," Morningstar said. "There's always a way through if you have determination to do it."

The Smoot Theatre will be holding the first screening of the documentary on October 8th at 7:30 pm. If you'd like to attend, you can purchase tickets through the theatre.