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Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence to appear at PAC on Sept. 29

A popular comedienne, actress and singer is bringing her many talents to the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University.

‘Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” will appear at the PAC on Friday, Sept., 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Lawrence won an Emmy Award for her work on the long-running ‘Carol Burnett Show,” and she later starred in the sitcom ‘Mama’s Family.”

She also earned a gold record in 1973 for the hit single ‘The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”

With Lawrence appearing as herself and as Mama, her two-woman show features stand-up comedy, music and general observations about real life.

Tickets for Vicki Lawrence are $35 plus tax per person for the general public. Georgia Southern faculty, staff and students will receive a 10 percent discount. Groups of 15 or more people from outside the University community are also eligible for a 10 percent discount.

In addition, if any tickets are available 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the performance, any Georgia Southern student with a valid University I.D. can purchase one ticket for $10 plus tax.

Lawrence was a high-school senior in California when she was selected to be a part of the cast for the ‘Carol Burnett Show,” which premiered in the fall of 1967. She spent 11 seasons on the legendary variety show, earning five Emmy nominations along the way.

It was during her stint on the ‘Carol Burnett Show” that Lawrence created her most endearing character, Thelma Harper, who is more commonly known as Mama.

The popularity of the character led to the creation of ‘Mama’s Family.” The show enjoyed a six-year run of original shows and can still be seen in syndication all over the country.

Lawrence became one of the few successful female game show hosts when she took on the daytime version of ‘Win, Lose or Draw.” She went on to host her own daytime talk show  ‘Vicki!”  and became the only host since Oprah Winfrey to receive an Emmy nomination in her first year.

More recently, Lawrence appeared with fellow ‘Carol Burnett Show” alumnus Tim Conway on the sitcom ‘Yes Dear.” She was also part of the ‘Carol Burnett Showstoppers Special,” a reunion show on CBS that attracted millions of viewers.

The PAC is located on the Georgia Southern campus at the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive. The box office is open every Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The box office is also open one hour prior to the start of each performance.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, call (912) 486-7999 or toll free (866) PAC-ARTS, or visit the PAC Web site at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/pac .

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