Cheap, tacky and lowbrow. Could these words possibly describe an Emmy-winning actor and Hollywood icon like William Shatner ? Or a gleefully transgressive, boundary-pushing director like John Waters ? Sure, they don't mind. That's kitsch. This ironic — and not-so-ironic — embrace of all things dubiously popular and gaudy has done wonders for both Shatner's and Waters' careers, and self-awareness is key. "I'm never at peace," said Shatner, who will bring his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It," to the Buell Theatre on March 20. "I wish sometimes I were. There's always something on the horizon to do or be done or something to be done that I'm doing that I could do better. So I'm ceaselessly working at that, although I'm not quite sure what that is." In his typically cryptic, dramatic fashion, the 80-year-old Shatner has been touring his Broadway show around the country the last few weeks, visiting all the stops in a long career that, appropriately, began on Broadway before taking him to outer space as Capt. Kirk in the "Star Trek" franchise, and eventually to a Golden Globe-winning turn in ABC's "Boston Legal." "(The shows) have been extraordinary, far beyond anything I… Read full this story
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