Paramount Theatre Presents Jaston Williams in “I Saw the Lights” Virtual Show
The Paramount Theatre is presenting the new virtual show “I Saw the Lights,” featuring Austin favorite Jaston Williams of “Greater Tuna” fame in a darkly funny solo performance. The show, filmed at the State Theatre, 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 austintheatre.org.
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.