Opening Thursday, January 17th, 2013 and running until Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, Alemaedae Theater & Xavier Films present in cooperation with Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP), the hilarious comedy stage play The Wonderful World of Peter Williams. The play, a highly anticipated prequel to the hit comedy stage play So Fierce: Peter Williams, was written and produced by Alemaedae Theater's CEO / Founder Phil Davis Sr. and stars RLTP Ensemble member Barry Williams as Peter Williams. The play will be presented at the Road Less Traveled Theater, in Downtown Buffalo's Theatre District.
Before he was stunning audiences all over the world with his flawless looks, quick wit and signature walk, the fierce model and enigmatic superstar Peter Damn Williams was known as "Little Petey," a sensitive, loving boy, the product of a single parent home due to an absentee father. Throughout his childhood, Petey was bullied and ridiculed for being more feminine then the other boys and for his unorthodox fashion sense and style, turning him into an angry and defensive teen. Through encouragement from his hard-working mother Patricia and tough love from his charismatic maternal grandfather Damn Williams, Peter Williams overcame odds that attempted to shatter his dream of becoming a top model and actor. In this unofficial and very exaggerated autobiography told by Peter Williams himself, we are introduced to his world through his eyes, live and on stage. While reliving some of the key moments in his life, we are introduced to an array of colorful and entertaining characters. The Wonderful World of Peter Williams is 90 minutes of pure comedic entertainment that will have you wanting more of Peter Damn Williams.
Though it is a comedic tale, The Wonderful World of Peter Williams deals with real-life issues. During the play we are shown several instances in which not having his father in his life not only affected Peter negatively, but his mother and siblings as well. It is an issue that has become more than commonplace in our society nowadays and has impacted a whole generation of people. The discrimination and bullying of people because of their perceived lifestyle or sexual orientation has led many people to commit suicide and or become bullies themselves, in an attempt to shield their pain. In this play, Peter Williams shows us both sides of the spectrum. As a person who was bullied most of his life he adopted the "do onto others before they do unto you" approach. He walks a fine line between the victim and villain on several occasions. The play doesn't serve as the answer to these important life issues, but it addresses them and serves as a forum for future discussion.
The Wonderful World of Peter Williams showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.atpgalaxy.com or through cast members. Walk up admission is $25 at the RLTT Box Office, which opens 30 minutes before each performance showtime. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call atpgalaxy at 716-602-6253. The RLTT is located at 639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, inside the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, across from Shea's.