One Man Star Wars

The second show we saw was the One Man Star Wars Trilogy. It way exceeded any expectations we had. It was an hour long and the best performance we saw. The actor performed all three (4-6) of the films completely alone…hence the “one man” in the title. He was accurate and funny and even interacted with the audience at times. We were impressed and it was by far one of the best hours we spent on our trip.

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7 Responses to One Man Star Wars

  1. JaredB says:

    Adding to what Martha said, the best part were all the “inside” jokes, poking fun at the corny dialog parts and the occasional continuity issues that are a classic part of the original trilogy.

    I would go so far as to say that if you are even half the fan that I am (of the original trilogy, not the new ones) it’s worth the cost of the trip to New York just to see this show; it was literally one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

  2. kristi says:

    Well, that seems like a good enough excuse to go to New York for me! Honey, pack our bags and get the tickets. We’re gonna go see something about Star Wars in NYC!!!!
    (If that doesn’t entice him, nothing will). :-)
    Question for you though- how can one man play all parts? Did he have costumes, or was it just dialog? How did he do that and make it look funny at the same time?

  3. JaredB says:

    No, just him – no costumes or props. Part of the fun is that he is going through it real fast, switching voices and doing different gestures with his body to take on the different characters, while (at times) throwing in jokes and poking fun at the poke-worthy parts of the original movies at the same time.

    The other crazy thing is that he only takes a few short breaks (one between each movie) to grab a quick drink of water off to the side of the stage, and then starts right back up again, nonstop till the end of the movie. His throat must be pretty tough (or sore) after doing that every night.

  4. kristi says:

    No kidding! (about the sore throat)

    He must be really good to keep people entertained and their attention for so long! How’d you find out about the show?

  5. dr. stryker says:

    i remember reading about this in spin. they had a shot of him performing side by side with a screen shot from empire when luke is making his ultra-contorted “noooo, that’s impossible!” face. the expressions where identical.

  6. Martha says:

    Hey…I read he will be in Pasadena in January…we should all go.

  7. Nick says:

    I’m in.

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