What Is the Story of Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It?
Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It takes audiences on a 90-minute theatrical voyage through William 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. Best known to TV fans for playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek, Shatner offers insight into many of his other notable small-screen roles, including T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911, The Practice and Boston Legal. Returning to Broadway for the first time since 1962’s A Shot in the Dark, Shatner aims to dispel the myths shrouding his persona while answering one simple question: Who am I, really?
Despite the absurdly (joshingly?) self-aggrandizing title, Mr. Shatner shows a welcome tendency to poke fun at himself. One comes away from ‘Shatner’s World’ with a thorough grounding in virtually all phases of Mr. Shatner’s career."Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times
At 80 years old, Shatner has a seemingly bottomless reserve of energy, and 'Shatner's World' is undeniably fun. It's Shatner's show: We're just living through it.Review by Darren Franich from Entertainment Weekly
What Is Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It Like?
Shatner stands onstage with nothing to fill the empty space but himself, a bookcase and a strategically placed bottle of bourbon. The two-time Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman fills this seemingly infinite time and space continuum with anecdotes from his life and career, often playing videos of his work on the world-shaped jumbo screen hanging behind him. The entertainer addresses the crowd as a teacher would his students, imparting life lessons. The show seamlessly weaves stories of triumph with those of tragedy and Shatner implores the audience to laugh, to cry and to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Is Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It Good for Kids?
This is a voyage better taken by adults. William Shatner’s middle name might as well be moxie: When’s he’s not telling the hilarious story of the gorilla who found his private parts and wouldn’t let go, he’s touching on the tragic moment he found his wife Nerine dead in the swimming pool of their home. No topic is off-limits, and the star's stories are often laced with profanity and crude jokes. Shatner’s World is a place parents should boldly go alone.