By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette
The Palace Theatre premieres its first show of the 2021 season with a virtual presentation of I Saw the Lights, running from Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28.
The show features the performing talents of Jaston Williams is a Lockhart native, and author and co-actor of the two person Greater Tuna plays: Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, Red, White, and Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas.
I Saw the Lights is a comedy performance starring Williams. Set during 1951 in Lubbock, Texas. When mysterious lights appeared over Lubbock, 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.
I Saw the Lights introduces nine unique people who are drawn together by the unusual event, becoming forever bonded through their experiences in humanity and humor.
There are two types of show experiences: The general admission performance, and the VIP admission performance with bonus content featuring an exclusive Q&A between Jaston Williams and Paramount Theatre CEO Jim Ritts.
The general admission show costs $25 a ticket, and can be purchased here.
Virtual show is available starting at 10:00 a.m. CST and can be viewed through Sun, Feb 28.
Once logged in, patrons will see the “Digital Content” hub in the Account Section of the website. Click the button that says “View the Content.” It will take you to the show. The screening will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. CST.
In addition, any amount donated over the $35 ticket price will serve as a tax-deductible gift to offset massive losses from hundreds of show cancellations due to the pandemic. Patrons will have a direct impact on timely historic preservation, world-class programming that serves our entire community, virtual Paramount Education programs for Central Texas students, and so much more.