William Shatner live onstage for conversation after 'Wrath of Khan' screening at PPAC


Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Saturday, May 12 for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen, followed by a live conversation with the one and only “Captain James T. Kirk.” A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include premium seating and a photo opportunity with Mr. Shatner.

William Shatner will be sharing fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies and from his career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask Mr. Shatner their questions during the audience-led Q&A. Don’t miss your chance to see a Hollywood legend in this thrill-of-a-lifetime evening, produced by Mills Entertainment and The Backlot Project.

Tickets start at $29.50; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at ppacri.org, by phone at 421-ARTS, and at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.  Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or 574-3162 to order tickets and for more information. 

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist and horseman. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the television series Star Trek, a show that spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed. He’s won Emmys and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of lawyer “Denny Crane” on both The Practice and Boston Legal.  He received four more Emmy nominations as well as other Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.

His love of music inspired him to record the critically acclaimed album “Has Been.” William Shatner’s book, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, appeared on the NY Times Bestseller list, and his newest book, Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable, was released in May 2017. Shatner continues to act, write, produce and direct while still making time to work with charities and further his passion in equestrian sports.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, and three married children live in Los Angeles.

Created by Mills Entertainment, The Backlot Project brings the most beloved stars of television and film from the screen to an exciting and intimate live setting. Each Backlot Project is interactive and takes audiences behind the scenes as the brightest stars engage in a tell-all conversation with the talents that brought their favorite moments in entertainment to life.

Mills Entertainment collaborates with top networks, agencies, and licensors to create original, world-class live experiences. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, Mills Entertainment takes shows from concept to stage, serving as a complete solution in realizing the vision.  In April 2015, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) made an equity investment in Mills Entertainment.  Current projects include Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again, Bring It! Live, #IMOMSOHARD, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!   www.millsentertainment.com.

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), located in Providence, RI, presents a full roster of touring Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements. PPAC has been the Theatre of Choice for launching fifteen National Tours since 2008. The Theatre has earned a special place in Rhode Island history as a beloved and notable landmark while remaining a vital contributor to the City’s continuing economic and cultural growth. PPAC holds 3100 seats and opened its doors on October 6, 1928 as the Loew’s State Theatre Movie Palace.  Sign up for PPAC’s e-list at ppacri.org to receive pre-sale offers and additional news about the Theatre.


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