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One man to play them all

Get ready to go into the world of The Lord of the Rings as you've never seen it.

Get ready to go into the world of The Lord of the Rings as you've never seen it.

Only those who witnessed Charles Ross performing The One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Squamish last year know what to expect, as one man - the self-professed "Super Dork" - recreates, without the use of costumes, set or special effects, director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings.

Ross takes on Jackson's entire film trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King - playing the characters, performing the music, fighting the battles, crying the tears and ultimately triumphing over evil, of course.

Charles Ross is a B.C. actor who followed his heart and his career from one side of the country to the other. In Nova Scotia, he has worked for Neptune Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Willpower Theatre, and Two Planks and A Passion.

British Columbia audiences would have seen Ross, a graduate of the University of Victoria with a BFA in performance, in Victoria at Eclectic Circus and Theatre SKAM. Also in Prince George at Theatre North West, in Kamloops, at Western Canada Theatre Company, and in Barkerville Historic Town as a historical interpreter.

Ross first performed The One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto, in January 2001, and one year later in Kamloops, BC. before embarking on his tour which included Squamish in 2003.

Ross has already received accolades for his newest endeavour, which has been described as "a thousand perils, 60 minutes, nine companions, one man to do it all." He's also been compared to a hyperactive child off Ritalin.

Ross performs an evening show at the Eagle Eye Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday (March 11) and a matinée at 2 p.m. on Saturday (March 12) in a Howe Sound Performing Arts Association presentation. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children and students and are available at Billie's Bouquet and Mostly Books.

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