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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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