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July 29, 2006

'One-Man Star Wars Trilogy' — Charles Ross does it all

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That's right: he whistles like RD-D2, he becomes C-3PO, reenacts Princess Leia's signature do, rolls his eyes like Luke Skywalker and channels Jabba the Hutt.

Ross (above) — who's viewed the first three "Star Wars" movies hundreds of times — slices, dices and extrudes their essence in precisely one hour by the clock.

How good is he?

Let's just say his reenactment is entertaining enough that he's able to make quite a nice living performing it all across North America.

Wrote Peter Marks in his front-page story in today's Washington Post Style section, "When Ross's 60-minute mission is complete, blissed-out 'Star Wars' groupies might have to forcibly pried from the seats."

If you live anywhere in the Washington, D.C. area and you're interested in seeing Ross do Darth et al, you're in luck.

The show is one of the marquee events of the Capital Fringe Festival currently underway downtown.

"One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" happens tonight (Saturday, July 29) at 6 and 9 p.m. and tomorrow (Sunday, July 30) at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre (641 D Street, NW; 202-393-3939).

Tickets here.

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Don't show up at curtain time and expect get in: the previous nine days' performances have been sold out.

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