‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ coming to Foulds Theatre
Make sure your light sabers are ready, Southwest Floridians, because Charles Ross is bringing his wildly entertaining “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30 and 31 at 8 p.m.
The show has been performed all over the world since 2002, from London to Dubai to George Lucas-endorsed Star Wars conventions. When it appeared off-Broadway, Ross’s success prompted a licensing agreement. He’s now officially part of the Star Wars canon and in Fort Myers for two shows only.
In his hilarious, kinetic solo piece, Canadian writer/performer Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings from John Williams’ score, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy, punctuating his virtuosic performance with captivating factoids and editorial asides. No costumes, no props, no sets – just Ross using his yoga-limber body, remarkable knack for voices, subtle changes in facial expression, and manic levels of energy to put his own distinct stamp on the Star Wars universe.
Did he spend too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away? Well, let’s just say that by age 10, he had seen the first Star Wars film more than 400 times and committed virtually every line to memory. Ross has since parlayed this childhood obsession into a one-of-kind theatrical piece, which he has performed in more than 180 cities around the globe. Where does he get his strength? It flows from “The Force,” of course.
Tickets for “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” are $40 and can be purchased online at www.theatreconspiracy.org or by calling the box office at 239-936-3239. Seating is limited. The Foulds Theatre is located inside the Alliance of the Arts, at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The show is a joint presentation of the Alliance of the Arts and Theatre Conspiracy.