Actress Vicki Lawrence to bring “Mama” to the RVCC Stage

Actress Vicki Lawrence will bring her hysterical “Mama” character to local audiences when she presents Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show, Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m., at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. The presentation is part of the Theatre’s Major Artists series.

Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Lawrence went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the Carol Burnett Show. In the show’s seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, Lawrence created her most endearing character to date: Thelma Harper, or Mama, as she is better known to her fans. Incredibly, she was only 24 years old when she first created the character.

After the Carol Burnett Show, the actress went on to star in Mama's Family, which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows.

At RVCC, Lawrence will take the stage first with a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life. Then, make way for Mama!

The performance features reserved seating. Tickets cost $40 and $50. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Subscribers’ packages are available for many Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.

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