One man Star Wars Trilogy entertains fans with talent and humor

Life & Arts Editor

For the past 12 years, Canadian actor Charlie Ross has traveled the world performing the entire original “Star Wars” trilogy completely by himself in only 75 minutes. The Long Center for the Performing Arts invited Ross to execute his theatrical masterpiece from Feb. 26 through March 2.

Wearing a black jumpsuit and toe shoes with a black wall and floor for a set in the Long Center’s intimate Rollins Theatre, Ross takes fanatics of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” through episodes IV, V and VI with humor, charisma, energy and extreme dedication.

Ross took advantage of every inch of the small stage as he jumped, leaped, danced and threw himself around while perfectly imitating every character in the series with voices and sound effects.

Other than a few lighting changes throughout the performance, Ross relied on only his acting abilities to send his audience through a chronology of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

Throughout the 12-year run of the “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy,” Ross has performed over 1,200 shows on four different continents. With this in mind, it is no surprise that Ross is incredibly talented at what he does.

Ross had the entire audience, including those who have never seen a “Star Wars” movie, laughing and applauding at his interpretation of the late 1970s to early 1980s science fiction classics starring Mark Hammill and Harrison Ford

With a mixture of intense devotion to the genius of Lucas’ fictional world and a healthy realization of the flaws in the films made over 30 years ago, the “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” delighted fans of all ages.