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PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy the creative talents of comedienne/ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and her trunk full of zany characters as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts kicks off its 2008-09 presenting arts season Sept. 14.

The performance, which will be held in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre at 2 p.m., is the first in the series of three Family Fun Sundays presented by Owens.

“Owens Community College is proud to welcome highly-accomplished Lynn Trefzger and her masterful talents to the Center for Fine and Performing Arts stage,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens operations manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “Lynn Trefzger has dazzled audiences nationwide with her off-the-wall puppetry that is tailor-made for both family and adult audiences alike.”

Trefzger is a self-taught ventriloquist who has amazed audiences with her fascinating comedic act and exceptional vocal skills for more than 30 years at theatres, colleges and universities and festivals throughout the country. In addition, she has preformed alongside such artists as Jeff Foxworthy, Joe Diffy, Randy Travis, Ray Romano, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and made television appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and TNN’s “The Statler Brothers Show.”

Trefzger has been nationally recognized for her talents with awards such as the Ventriloquist of the Year in 1993, 1994 and 1995; Most Deserving Young Ventriloquist by the International Ventriloquist Convention and nominations for the Comedy Entertainer of the Year and the Variety Entertainer of the Year.

Combining comedy skits with ventriloquism, Trefzger uses her puppets to portray a broad array of characters including a cranky old man named Judd Wapner; adorable little Emily; Camelot, a lazy camel; and Simon, Trefzer’s main sidekick.

Tickets are $12. All seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu or call the box office at 567-661-7776.

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