Lewis Gizzard: In His Own Words Returns to ART Station Theatre

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ART Station Presents Bill Oberst, Jr. as Lewis Grizzard

Bill Oberst, Jr. as Lewis Grizzard. Photo Courtesy of ART Station

Renowned actor, Bill Oberst, Jr. will return to the ART Station Theatre in Stone Mountain, Georgia for the 13th annual production of “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words.” Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 15, 16 and 17 at 8 PM and Sunday January 18 at 3 PM.

This year, Mr. Oberst will remain in Stone Mountain for the Atlanta Premiere of his double bill of one-act plays “Jesus of Nazareth” and “The Book of “Genesis.” Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 22, 23, and 24 at 8 PM and Sunday, January 25 at 3 PM.

“Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” has played at ART Station to sold out audiences for the past twelve seasons. Over the past decade the show has sold out over 850 shows across the United States. Bill Oberst, Jr. pays respect and honors Lewis Grizzard with the best of Grizzard’s stand-up comedy and selections from his books and columns. Americans remember Lewis Grizzard for his famous Atlanta Journal Columns, his stand-up comedy and his love of the Georgia Bulldogs and the South.

The teachings of Jesus and the words of Genesis are the script for a pair of unique presentations by actor Bill Oberst, Jr. Oberst’s love of the Bible, history and language are on display in “Jesus of Nazareth,” a first-person recreation of the teaching of Christ, with a text taken entirely from the New Testament Gospels. Oberst has performed “Jesus of Nazareth” over 1,200 times in churches and colleges nationwide since 1999.

“The Book of Genesis,” taken from the most direct translations of both the Bible and the Torah, is the subject of “Genesis” a dramatic reading of the famous text. Oberst brings out the majesty, the humor and most of all, the humanity in the characters of the famous stories, from The Creation to The Covenant to Joseph and His Brothers. These are stories every literate adult was once expected to know; stories of human weakness and Divine strength. Come hear them anew. “Genesis” is a new presentation—this will be its East Coast premiere.

Ticket prices for “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” are $29 for adults and $24 for seniors and students. Tickets for “Jesus of Nazareth” and “Genesis” are $27 for adults and $23 for seniors and students.

To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 770 469 1105 or visit http://www.artstation.org/ where tickets may be purchased on-line.

All performances are in the ART Station Theatre located at 5384 Manor Drive in Historic Stone Mountain Village. Founded in 1986, ART Station is a non-profit contemporary arts center that provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire community, focusing its programming on quality works of southern, arts and artists. ART Station is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. For additional information call 770 469 1105 or visit http://www.artstation.org/.