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"I Saw the Lights" Virtual Show

Good Morning Texas. Jaston Williams tells us about his new virtual show.

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'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, and playwright Jaston Williams was over it. So, he stepped up. Plus, he had a script that he’d been holding on to for the right time, and, as it turned out, this was that time. Truth be told, Williams has actually been very busy working on different projects during all the COVID-19 mess....

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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.” The show is set in Lubbock during the 1950s. Williams wrote the show and stars in what he calls more of a reality than a satire, which is a departure from his previous well-known work, “Greater Tuna.”...

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Austin favorite Jaston Williams (Greater Tuna) is back with this darkly funny, solo performance. When mysterious lights appeared over Lubbock 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.  Viewers will hear from the preacher with too much sense of humor, a socialite from Connecticut who holds...

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Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame is back with I Saw the Lights, a new darkly funny solo performance. 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. The virtual performance will stream for one night only....

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Greater Tuna's Jaston Williams to stream one-man show about mysterious Lubbock Lights

Texas humorist Jaston Williams — one-third of the performers behind classic comedy Greater Tuna — has returned with a new one-man show, I Saw the Lights, which will stream online on Friday, January 29.The darkly comedic performance centers on the residents of Lubbock, Texas, in 1951 as they investigate mysterious lights in the sky, which they think may be a secret government plot...

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The Paramount Theatre presents Jaston Williams: I Saw the Lights

Austin favorite Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame is back with a new darkly funny solo performance, I Saw the Lights. 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...

 

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Eisemann Center Presents Jaston Williams in New Virtual Show I SAW THE LIGHTS

Eisemann Center for Performing Arts is presenting the new virtual show I Saw the Lights, featuring Texas favorite Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame in a darkly funny solo performance. The show, filmed at the State Theatre in Austin, will premiere online Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m., and it will be available to view for the 48 hours to follow. Tickets are on sale now at www.eisemanncenter.com....

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After nearly a year dark, the stage of Galveston’s historic the Grand 1894 Opera House will light up for a streamed performance. Playwright and actor Jaston Williams of “Greater Tuna” performs multiple characters in a one-man production of “I Saw the Lights,” about the appearance of the mysterious lights that appeared over Lubbock in 1951. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; streaming via the Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston; $25; thegrand.com...

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MSC to offer virtual show ‘I Saw the Lights’

OPAS Executive Director Anne Black said, “Our patrons have a wonderful connection to Jaston through his many performances in Rudder as part of the Tuna series. He’s a remarkable performer and a gifted comedic and dramatic actor. “We are thrilled to partner with our Texas presenter contemporaries to offer this virtual premiere of his one-man tour-de-force on January 29.”...

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The Grand 1894 Opera House will present Jaston Williams’ “I Saw The Lights” virtual show at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $25 and VIP tickets are $35, which include a special post-performance and behind-the-scenes highlights. For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com....

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Best Virtual Bets: Sundance Films, UFOS, and The Apollo

Recall the Lubbock Lights incident of 1951? If not, it refers to an unexplained formation of bright lights that crossed the Lubbock sky back in the day. It became one of the most famous events in UFO history, in part because the 1956 findings of an Air Force lieutenant – who essentially said he knew what it was, and it was completely natural and normal, but then refused to explain it – left a little to be desired...

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