One Man Star Wars Trilogy is a hilarious, high energy, nonstop blast through the original Star Wars trilogy, but with one catch: there's only one cast member, Charles Ross. This writer and solo performer spent way too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away and continues to spend his adulthood there. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the light saber battles, making for a side-splitting evening.
Ross has performed his one-man tour de force across the globe, from Toronto to Edinburgh, Dublin to Dubai, winning critics over everywhere he goes. The Chicago Sun-Times hails Ross' performance as "wild, effortlessly energetic... he nails the tiny details that fans obsess over," while the Associated Press calls his impersonations "dead-on." Time Out New York says "his imitations are comical and energetic" and The Village Voice, "Ross projects more raw energy than a light saber." In the fall of 2006, Ross made his smash debut in the West End of London and embarks on a tour of Australia in March.
wpe7.jpg (7326 bytes)Charles Ross is a Canadian actor who has followed his heart and his career from one side of the continent to the other. Since first performing his One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto in January of 2001, Ross has brought countless audiences, both large and small, to their feet with his surprisingly unique shows. He's made appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His off-Broadway debut in August 2005 was a smashing success with critics raving about the incredible intensity that Charles brings to his work. To mark the release of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Charles was honored to perform at Lucasfilm's official movie release convention, Celebration 3. Even the likes of Vin Diesel and Sir Ian McKellen have taken in his performances with rave reviews.
Director T.J. Dawe has toured the Fringe festival circuits numerous times and toured extensively throughout North America and Australia. He received a Jessie Richardson Award for Best New Play or Musical in 1998 for Tired Clichés. In 2001, Dawe received the "Just For Laughs" Comedy Award for The Slipknot. Dawe was also the winner of the "Best Male Performer" award at the 2002 Orlando International Fringe Festival. Longtime friends, Ross and Dawe continue to collaborate - they'd be crazy not to.
One Man Star Wars Trilogy will play the Post Street Theatre (450 Post Street, 2nd Floor) Tuesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 11. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $37 and $47. On opening night, Tuesday, February 27, all seats are $25.
Tickets go on sale Sunday, February 11 at the Post Street box office, by phone at 415-771-6900 and at ticketmaster.com
Click here for the complete show calendar and prices
Official Website: http://www.poststreettheatre.com/NowPlayingIndex.htm
Added by juniferous on February 23, 2007