William Shatner Beat Night

Shatner Beat Night

photos by Roger H. Goun

On Sunday, March 22, devotees of William Shatner gathered at Portsmouth Book and Bar to pay tribute to the actor/writer/singer/living legend at William Shatner Beat Night. Channeling the Shat to the best of their abilities, 11 performers presented monologues, dialogues, songs, poems, and campaign platforms in Shatner-esque fashion. The annual event raises money and collects food donations for the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. This year, Shatner Beat Night captain Stephanie Whitehouse said, the event generated $624 in donations and more than 40 food items.

shatner2Andy Fling pays tribute to recently deceased actor Leonard Nimoy, better known as Spock on “Star Trek,” with a reading of Captain Kirk’s eulogy for Spock from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

sbn_4Stephen Bobbett taps into his inner Shatner with a very special rendition of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

Shatner1Above and at top, Amanda and John Giles generate some of that classic Shatner eroticism with a rendition of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The couple won first prize for their performance.