SATURDAY, JUNE 5 & 6 4pm in the Center Theater
featuring actor Bill Oberst, Jr.
Actor Bill Oberst, Jr. has stepped into the late Lewis Grizzard's shoes over
1,000 times in the last decade. Oberst's portrayal of the Southern writer and
humorist is a one-man show authorized by Grizzard's family, which says it is
the closest thing to seeing the late great spokesman of the south onstage again
since Grizzard's death at age 47.
Grizzard's widow Dedra still remembers the moment she first saw Bill
Oberst, Jr. as her late husband. "When he looked down over those glasses and
the audience laughed, it really was like seeing a ghost." she says. Yet Mrs.
Grizzard was skeptical. A tribute show with an actor playing Mr. Grizzard
had not been her idea, but hers was the final word. "After the show so many
people came up and thanked me. So I decided that maybe we could do this in
a way that honored Lewis's memory, which was the most important thing to
me. I told Bill "Let's just try it and see what happens." Twelve hundred
performances later, the show is still going strong.
Ticketing and pricing TBA