William Shatner to appear in Des Moines this fall
William Shatner's latest book "Spirit of the Horse" reveals his love of horses and how they "talk" to him. (June 1) AP
Captain Kirk’s comin’ home ... sort of.
Actor and performer William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of fictionally Iowan-born James Tiberius Kirk in the “Star Trek” television series, is set to appear at Hoyt Sherman Place on Nov. 2 for a one-night only show that plans to take audiences through his five-decade career.
Tickets cost $65-$99.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com, the Hoyt Sherman Place box office (1501 Woodland Ave.) or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
“William Shatner’s one-man show takes audiences on a voyage through his life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to international icon, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work in TV and film,” a news release said. “He has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, and recording artist.”
Shatner, a Montreal, Canada native, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, author and studio musician. Outside of “Star Trek,” he’s known for his appearances in “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Rescue 911.” He’s authored nearly 30 fiction and nonfiction books, according to a news release, including the notable autobiography “Up Till Now.”
Four studio albums have been released by Shatner, his latest being the spoken word-influenced rock release “Ponder The Mystery,” which dropped in 2013. Additional musical releases from the 86-year-old star include “Seeking Major Tom” and “Has Been.” Shatner has also released multiple live performance albums, including 1977’s “William Shatner Live,” captured at New York’s Hofstra University.
The star last appeared in Des Moines in 2015 as part of Wizard World Comic Con.
Additional announced shows at Hoyt Sherman Place this summer and fall include John Mulaney, Loretta Lynn, the Trailer Park Boys, Ira Glass and Brian Regan. More information on William Shatner in Des Moines can be found at hoytsherman.org.