'Lewis Grizzard Returns' opens at ART Station

The writing of the late Lewis Grizzard still lives on. In the one-man play "Lewis Grizzard Returns," Bill Oberst Jr. brings the Southern writer's work to the stage.

The show opens Thursday and continues through Jan. 15 at ART Station in Stone Mountain Village. It includes Grizzard's stand-up comedy, as well as selections from his books and newspaper columns.

Oberst has performed Grizzard's work throughout the United States and has appeared on PBS.

Grizzard, known for his humor, was a columnist and the author of books like "They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat," "My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun" and "Southern by the Grace of God." His column appeared in more than 400 newspapers.

The writer was born in Georgia and grew up in Moreland, which is about 40 miles south of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia and was a lifelong Bulldog fan. He was 47 when he died in 1994. For more about Grizzard, visit www.lewisgrizzard.com.

If you go

•What: "Lewis Grizzard Returns"

•When: Thursday through Jan. 15. Shows start 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

•Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain Village

•Cost: Tickets $25 for adults and $19 for seniors and students

•Call: 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Art Station Season

This year's schedule at ART Station includes a variety of shows, from one-man versions of two popular movie series to the Southern musical "Honky Tonk Laundry."

•Feb. 23-26: "One Man Star Wars Trilogy"

In about an hour, Charles Ross presents "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

•March 23-26: "One Man Lord of the Rings"

Charles Ross plays 40 characters from Tolkien's tale in this one-hour show.

•April 19-23: "Unforgettable"

The play follows the life story of Nat King Cole.

•July 14 - Aug. 13: "Honky Tonk Laundry"

This musical features the music of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes and The Dixie Chicks.