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On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center, television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT to the Central Coast.

Cal Poly Arts presents this Center Stage event, which is part of an extended 35-city nationwide tour that follows a three-week run last year at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre.

“Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had as an actor,” says Shatner. “My fans are the best in the world and I can’t wait to get back on tour after the holiday.”

The 100-minute show will take audiences on a multi-media 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.

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.”

Shatner 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.

He appeared on Broadway in A Shot in the Dark, The World of Suzie Wong, and Tamburlaine the Great.

His interview series, “Shatner’s Raw Nerve,” aired on Bio network and he recorded the critically-acclaimed album, Has Been. The Milwaukee Ballet performed “Common People,” which was set to songs from his album and that 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 also authored nearly 30 best-sellers; his autobiography, “Up Till Now,” was a New York Times best-seller; “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.”

Shatner 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.

Tickets for the performance range from $50 to $90 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.  The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at

Sponsored by the City of San Luis Obispo and Holiday Inn Express/SLO.

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