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Jaston Williams’ I Saw The Lights

Jaston Williams’ I Saw The Lights

SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT

Jaston Williams in I Saw the Lights

Friday, January 29, 2021   7:00 p.m.            Tickets Starting at $25

Virtual show is available for viewing 48 hours following premiere.

About the Program

From our Friends at The Paramount Theatre (Austin Theatre Alliance) in Austin –

Austin favorite Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame is back with 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. 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 souls are drawn together by the inexplicable and are forever bonded through their humanity and humor.

Take a sneek peek at this pre-show conversation between playwright and performer Jaston Williams and The Grand’s Executive Director Maureen M. Patton.  It’s sure to have you giggling before the show starts!

$25 General Admission Tickets

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$35 VIP Tickets, including post-performance “behind-the-scenes” content are available.

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Virtual show is available for viewing 48 hours following premiere.


OFFICIAL TRAILER:

Tickets are sold through the performance presenting partner, the Austin Theatre Alliance, and are not available through The Grand’s ticketing platform. Tickets purchased through the Galveston links above benefit The Grand 1894 Opera House


ABOUT THE ARTIST

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 U.S., 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.


Need help ordering tickets to this performance?

Please contact our presenting partner – The Paramount Theatre- Austin Theatre Alliance, Austin, TX –  512-472-5470


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The Grand 1894 Opera House – Book

The Grand 1894 Opera House – Book

Perfect holiday gifts for the arts lover on your list (or yourself)!

 

THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE – COFFEE TABLE BOOK

The Grand’s captivating historical narrative of its 125 year history can be found in this elegant, limited edition commemorative book, The Grand 1894 Opera House. Designated the official opera house of the State of Texas, The Grand has made a significant impact on the history and fabric of Galveston and the state. This 152 page, hard-bound book, written by Merri Scheibe Edwards, is filled with photos of The Grand and its many performers. It also features fascinating stories of those who founded the theatre, those who took it through years of change and those who brought it to its current, iconic stature as the jewel in Galveston’s crown.

Order your book(s) now for $60.00 (plus tax) per copy.  Books may be picked up at The Grand, or shipped to you (shipping charges will apply). Don’t hesitate to call The Grand with questions or to place an order by phone: 800.821.1894; 409.765.1894.  A box office staff member will be happy to assist you.


SOUVENIR-BOOK_250pxlWideSOUVENIR GUIDE

For those who love to collect souvenir guides from their travels or perhaps to add to their personal bucket list, The Grand offers a condensed version of its 125th Anniversary elegant coffee table book. Written by Merri Scheibe Edwards, this charming book follows The Grand’s history in story and photos, inviting you to share in the amazing journey of a theatre that has survived hurricanes, economic downturns and two pandemics. If you have not visited this gem, you will be inspired to do so at your earliest opportunity.

Order your souvenir guide(s) now for $18.94 (plus tax) per copy.  Souvenir guides may be picked up at The Grand, or shipped to you (shipping charges will apply). Don’t hesitate to call The Grand with questions or to place an order by phone: 800.821.1894; 409.765.1894.  A box office staff member will be happy to assist you.


PAM-HEIDT-WATERCOLOR_350pxlCENTENNIAL WATERCOLOR POSTER
or MINI-PINT by artist PAM HEIDT

When The Grand 1894 Opera House prepared for its Centennial in 1994, it was important to commemorate the occasion with a special visual impression. Pam Heidt, an artist of renown and a favorite of Galveston had created many watercolors of the city’s historic homes. She was commissioned to create a watercolor of The Grand, utilizing its many architectural features. The result was an amazing collection of details, both inside and out that will encourage you to find each of them on your next visit to the theatre.

Two sizes of the prints are available and you may choose a signed copy of the smaller print for an additional cost.

Poster Dimensions – Length/Depth: 24 in, Width: 22 in

Mini-Print Dimensions – Length/Depth: 5.5 in, Width: 5 in

Order your Centennial posters or mini-prints now for $30.00 (plus tax) per poster, and $10.00 per unsigned mini-print (plus tax) and $15.00 per signed mini-print (plus tax) .  Posters and mini-prints may be picked up at The Grand, or shipped to you (shipping charges will apply). Don’t hesitate to call The Grand with questions or to place an order by phone: 800.821.1894; 409.765.1894.  A box office staff member will be happy to assist you.


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