Wed, 15 Mar 2006
We saw the one-man Star Wars show last week.
I had heard about this guy Charles
Ross (I think on NPR) and his show. Over the course of an hour he
reenacts the first three Star Wars movies (episodes 4,5, 6). Apparently he's
a Canadian guy who grew up far away from broadcast television, and had seen
the first movie over 400 times by the time he was 10 years old.
Anyway, the show was really good. It was pretty physical, as he threw
himself around the stage. We were all waiting to see what would happen
as he did Han Sol encased in a block of carbonite, where the block rocks
back and forth before crashing backwards. He rocked a few times, started to
tip, and then bailed out.
His accents and gestures were really good. How can a guy in a black jumpsuit
make you believe he's Jabba the Hut? I don't know, but he does. He did
leave out the scene I was really waiting for, where Obi Wan says to the
stormtrooper, "These aren't the droids you're looking for".
I didn't get any photos of him during the show, because I thought he might
cut me up with a lightsaber. But here's a couple of me and Linda before
the show in the Rinker Playhouse.
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