Society for the Performing Arts Presents ~
William Shatner’s One-Man Show: Shatner’s World – We Just Live In It
Beaming into Houston on March 23 for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
HOUSTON (March 8, 2012) – Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present television and movie legend William Shatner and his one-man show, SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT, for one night only on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall.
The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film.
SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment; Larry A Thompson Organization; Adam Troy Epstein; Larry A Thompson; Seth Keyes; and Josh Sherman. The show is directed by Scott Faris. Other creative team members include Edward Pierce, Scenic Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; and Peter Fitzgerald, Sound Design.
William Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series “Star Trek,” which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series “T.J. Hooker” before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, “Rescue 911.” He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on “The Practice” and “Boston Legal” and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.
His interview series, “Shatner’s Raw Nerve,” aired on Bio, and he recorded the critically acclaimed album Has Been. The Milwaukee Ballet performed Common People, set to songs from the record; the event is featured in the documentary Gonzo Ballet. Seeking Major Tom, featuring a number of heavy metal covers and songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd, was released last year. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers.
His autobiography, Up Till Now, was a New York Times best-seller, and Shatner Rules was released in 2011. His comic book series, William Shatner Presents is based on his novels Tek War, Man O’ War, and Quest for Tomorrow, along with a new title: Chimera. He has also been successful in another area – horse breeding. A dedicated breeder of American Quarter horses, he has had enormous success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events.
He united his passions for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefitting L.A.-based children’s charities. He appeared on Broadway in A Shot in the Dark, The World of Suzie Wong and Tamburlaine the Great. And no, there is nothing this man does not do.
Ticket prices range from $51-$76 and can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4772, or at the courtyard level ticket office at:
Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St.
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.
For groups of 15 or more, call 713-632-8113