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One-man play brings beloved columnist to life
Oberst to portray Lewis Grizzard
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Bill Oberst Jr. will be playing the part of legendary newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard at the Averitt Center Friday and Saturday. - photo by Special
The Averitt Center for the Arts is well known for stuffing its seasons with Elvis impersonators and tribute bands, coming up on Friday and Saturday, it will kick off its 2016-17 performance season with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words, about the much-loved Southern figure: Lewis Grizzard, a chicken-fried comedian famous for his standup routines and humorous columns. Grizzard a graduate of the University of Georgia, was a sports editor at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. His claim to fame was the humor columns he ran three days a week, in which he wrote about life with a Southern perspective and a wry twist.
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