For me, William Shatner will always be Capt. James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the TV series Star Trek. But he’s certainly been in plenty of other leading roles, and he takes audiences on a sequential journey of his colorful career and life in his solo show coming to northwest Arkansas in just a few weeks.
Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville welcomes legendary actor William Shatner to Northwest Arkansas for a performance of his solo show Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $125 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 479-443-5600 or at www.waltonartscenter.org.
The 90-minute show follows his emergence from a classically trained Shakespearean stage actor in his native Canada to an internationally known icon and storyteller. Comprised of live theater, archival photographs, video clips, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style, Shatner’s World reflects upon the highs and lows of a celebrated life in the public eye.
Shatner celebrates a distinctive career spanning six decades. He has worked as an actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the iconic role of Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, also starring in seven of the movies in the subsequent film franchise. He played the title role in the successful police drama T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911. He also received Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal. Off the screen, Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-selling books and released a progressive rock album in October entitled “Ponder the Mystery.”
For more information on the show check out the CNN interview about Shatner’s World with Don Lemon or visit www.shatner’sworld.com.