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Actor takes on Star Wars trilogy
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is among the characters in the show
A Canadian actor is recounting the whole Star Wars trilogy on the New York stage in just one hour.

Charles Ross, who has seen the films several hundred times, plays every character from Han Solo to Princess Leia in his one-man show.

The 31-year-old says he has also developed a one-man, condensed version of the Lord of the Rings.

Ross intends to perform his Star Wars show more times than he has watched the first three films.

'Demons'

The actor claims that he has not seen the films since 1997, but watched them every day when he was a teenager.

He says that the show, which is a fast-paced recounting of the Star Wars story, was written from memory.

The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy opened at the Lamb's Theatre in New York this week, but Ross has performed the show around 300 times in smaller venues.

"I figure if I can perform it more times than I've seen the movies then I'll have exorcised the demons," said Ross.


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