William Shatner has gone boldly across the galaxy, pitched discount hotel rooms and airline tickets, written best-selling books, recorded a string of albums, and generally been a part of the American consciousness for going on 45 years. The actor crossed another item off his bucket list earlier this winter when his one-man show, Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, made its Broadway debut. Fans—and those who are just curious—can see what the fuss is about this week when the Shat (er, that perhaps wasn't the best nickname for him to choose) brings the show to Minneapolis. Reports from Broadway indicate that this is a chatty trip down memory lane for Shatner, tracing his life from growing up in Canada, through his work on the stage, and then to Star Trek and beyond. The actor has always been something of a divisive figure in Trek fandom, seemingly willing to mock his most iconic performances while at the same time cashing in on them at every turn. How much of that awareness comes out in the show is still to be seen, but then again, how often do you get the chance to see an 80-year-old living legend?
Thu., March 15, 7:30 p.m., 2012