Mondavi Center Adds William Shatner To Schedule

Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the Mondavi Center on May 11 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," led by UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. A limited number of backstage photo opportunities with Mr. Shatner will be available for purchase as ticket add-ons. Tickets start at $55 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on March 8, 2019 at 1PM. Pre-sales began March 4 at 1PM at mondaviarts.org, 530.754.2787, and the Mondavi Center ticket office.

William Shatner will share fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, and from his career spanning more than 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. 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.

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. Shatner's book, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, appeared on the New York 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

As UC Davis' seventh chancellor and a devoted Trekkie, Gary S. May leads one of the nation's most academically and socially diverse universities. His vision is to lead UC Davis to new heights in academic excellence, diversity, public service and upward mobility for students from all backgrounds. Chancellor May came to UC Davis in 2017 after serving as dean of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering, the nation's largest and most diverse school of its kind. In 2015, President Obama honored him with the Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring. May earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley. He has won numerous awards for his research in computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. In September 2018, May was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering for his success in attracting and retaining engineering students from underrepresented backgrounds and his innovations in semiconductor manufacturing.

William Shatner, Live on Stage
for Conversation and Q&A with Chancellor Gary S. May
After a Screening Of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 7PM • Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Tickets start at: $55
UC Davis students are eligible for a 50% discount; free tickets are available for first-time Mondavi Center attendees who are current UC Davis students.

Pre-sale tickets on sale:
Monday, March 4 - Mondavi Center donors
Tuesday, March 5 - Mondavi Center subscribers
Wednesday, March 6 - UC Davis students/faculty/staff
Friday, March 8 - general public

Tickets on sale:
Mondavi Center Website
Ticket Office: 530.754.2787 - Open noon to 6PM / Mon-Sat.

The full schedule of the Mondavi Center's 2018-19 season can be found at http://mondaviarts.org.

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