One Man Lord of the Rings
Part of 2012 Out of the Loop Festival
March 4, 2012
Peter Jackson may have had slightly more financial support and the use of CGI effects for his legendary film version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy in comparison to Charles Ross’ one-man show. However, it is more impressive and entertaining to see Charles’ solo act shoehorn 11 hours and 23 minutes of film into a 65-minute performance. Those minutes are packed with his mind-blowing amalgamation of 42 characters, familiar theme music, and sound effects. Most people would scoff at the idea of watching this trilogy of films a couple thousand times. Fortunately for us, Charles certainly doesn’t hold that same belief. Whether a fan of the books, films, or both, you will genuinely appreciate the attention to detail he has paid to his comedic send-up of this iconic, classic tale!
He returns to the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival following his hit appearance here two years ago in One Man Star Wars Trilogy.
Charles Ross is a Canadian actor, playwright, and self-proclaimed ‘professional geek.’ He is best known as the mastermind behind the infamous One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings. Ross’ talents have become recognized around the globe. Since first performing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto, Ontario in January of 2001, Ross has brought countless audiences to their feet with his surprisingly unique shows.
Word of Ross’ one-of-a-kind talent has spread like wildfire with recent appearances on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, andLate Night with Conan O’Brien. His Off-Broadway debut in August 2005 was a smashing success, and had critics raving about the incredible intensity that Ross brings to his work. To mark the release ofStar Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Charles Ross was honored to perform at Lucas film’s official movie release convention, Celebration 3. Even the likes of Vin Diesel and Sir Ian McKellan have taken in his performances with rave reviews. No matter the engagement—be it a rowdy night out with friends, a matinee with the family, or a Sci-Fi convention for the very dedicated—Charles Ross has entertained the masses with his high-energy and side-splitting romp through Middle Earth or a galaxy far, far away.
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