About the Play
When mysterious lights appeared over Lubbock, Texas, in 1951, people wondered aloud whether they were part of some government plot, an invasion by the Russians or just seeing space aliens out to abduct Francine Whitharrel’s Persian cat. In “I Saw the Lights,” you will hear from the preacher with too much sense of humor, the hippie whose girlfriend longs to become a Comanche, a socialite from Connecticut who holds grudges against trees, and the cowboy with a chronic fear of water. All in all, nine variant characters are drawn together by the inexplicable and are forever bonded through their humanity and humor.
IN THE NEWS
'Lights' Fantastic! ‘Tuna’ co-creator Jaston Williams takes on West Texas in new virtual show
This past year has seen little in the way of new productions after the pandemic eviscerated live arts...
MSC OPAS new virtual show
‘I Saw the Lights’ premieres Friday
MSC OPAS Executive Director Anne Black and playwright/performer Jaston Williams joined BVTM Thursday to talk about their new show called “I Saw the Lights.”
"I Saw the Lights" Virtual Show
Good Morning Texas. Jaston Williams tells us about his new virtual show
About Jaston Williams
Playwright and performer Jaston Williams is best known as the co-author and co-actor of the hilarious “Greater Tuna” quartet of plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. But he’s been a part of many celebrated stage presentations throughout his career. Williams’ performances have played on and off Broadway, throughout the US, and in all corners of Texas. He received the national Marquee Award, a lifetime achievement award from the League of Historic American Theatres. And among other honors, he’s also the recipient of the Texas Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and the 2013 Texas Medal of the Arts award.
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