Captain Kirk is coming to San Luis Obispo.
Canadian actor William Shatner will bring his one-man show, Shatners World: We Just Live In It, to the Cohan Center on Jan. 19. The 100-minute production spans his career as an actor, director, producer and Priceline.com spokesman.
Best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk on the seminal science-fiction show Star Trek and seven franchise films, Shatner played the title role in TVs T.J. Hooker and hosted Rescue 911, considered televisions first reality-based series.
Shatner won a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of arrogant, womanizing attorney Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal. More recently, the 81-year-old actor hosted an interview show, Shatners Raw Nerve, and appeared in the brief-lived sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.
His other accomplishments include a comic book series, three studio albums and nearly 30 books, including 2008s Up Till Now: The Autobiography. Shatner is also a successful horse breeder.
Tickets for Shatners World: We Just Live In It are $50 to $90. For more information, call 756-4849 or visit www.calpolyarts.org.