Jaston Williams Presents 'Maid Marian in a Stolen Car'
Jaston Williams has spent his entire adult life in the theater, so it's only natural that he'd eventually create a theater piece about his life in entertainment. Decades in the making, that show, 'Maid Marian in a Stolen Car,' is now onstage at Zach Theater.
A one-man show, 'Maid Marian' covers the earliest inklings of Williams' show business career (including his childhood renditions of showtunes in the backyard), up through his early days of professional acting (such as performing 'Hamlet' at local high schools), and some of his wilder times as a young adult in the 1970s (like his days in a Taos, New Mexico theater company).
'Maid Marian' also features some fond remembrances of the creation of 'Greater Tuna,' the legendary series of plays he starred in for years with his old friend Joe Sears. Now that Tuna has been retired for a few years and Williams has gotten used to not being in it, he was ready to talk about it onstage.
'Maid Marian in a Stolen Car' is the latest of Williams' true-life one-man shows, but it's unlikely to be the last. He's got a seemingly endless supply of stories to tell, and a genuine love of telling them.