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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Defy convention

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Back By Popular Demand!

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

written & performed by Charles Ross
directed by T.J. Dawe

December 11 – 30, 2007

Appropriate for all ages.

When you attend STAR WARS bring an article of clothing or other donation to CHARLIE’S PLACE and get a Too Much Light… discount coupon. More info...


OverviewWho's whoSchedule and PricesDirections & Parking

About the Show:

Writer/performer Charles Ross spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away -- and adulthood has been no different. In this high-energy 75-minute solo piece, Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy. 

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd.
All Star Wars elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

"Performed by the surprising Charles Ross...
it's patently campy, ridiculously unbelievable, sorta mesmerizing – in other words, real 'Star Wars'."
The Washington Post

“UPROARIOUS. HYSTERICAL. Ross is like many of us as kids, running across the stage with a fake light saber”
DCist.com

“60 MANIC MINUTES…nuclear levels of energy”
Variety

"HYPERACTIVE...half homage, half satire.
FUNNIER than you could possibly imagine."

– Spin

"lovingly blasts through the old-school
Star Wars movies at LIGHT SPEED "

– Newsday

"YOU HAD BETTER START INVESTING IN A LIGHT SABER"
– The New York Times

VIDEO LINKS:


Click image for a video preview of the show.


MSNBC interview with Charles Ross.


YouTube interview with Charles Ross.

Who's Who

CHARLES ROSS (writer/performer), best known as the mastermind behind the infamous One-Man Star Wars Trilogy and One-Man Lord of the Rings, is a Canadian actor whose 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's one of a kind talent has spread like wildfire with recent appearances on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His off-Broadway debut in August 2005 was a smashing success with critics raving about the incredible intensity that Ross brings to his work. To mark the release of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Charles Ross was honored to perform at Lucasfilm'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 conventions 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. More information can be found on his site, www.onemanstarwars.com.

TJ DAWE (director) has helped make all of Ross's shows a reality. A Vancouver-based writer and performer, TJ Dawe has toured the Fringe festival circuits numerous times and toured extensively throughout North America and Australia. He received a Jessie Richardson Award for Best New Play or Musical in 1998 for Tired Clichés. In 2001, TJ received the "Just For Laughs" Comedy Award for The Slipknot. He was also the winner of the "Best Male Performer" award at the 2002 Orlando International Fringe Festival. Charles and TJ continue to collaborate – they'd be crazy not to.

Schedule & Prices


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8pm

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8pm

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8pm

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8pm
Club Woolly

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2pm
8pm

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2pm

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8pm

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8pm

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8pm

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8pm

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2pm
8pm

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2pm

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8pm

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8pm

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2pm
8pm

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2pm
7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday - Friday at 8pm ($28)
Saturday at 2pm ($28) and 8pm ($32)
Sunday at 2pm ($28)

Directions & Parking

Address:

641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


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Nearby landmarks:


Woolly Mammoth is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on D Street between Oyamel and Rasika restaurants, around the corner from TicketPlace, and down the street from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh theatre. We are two blocks north of the National Archives and National Gallery of Art and two blocks south of the Verizon Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery.

Metro

  • Take the Yellow or Green line to Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. Get off at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, walk up 7th Street about a block, turn right on D Street, and you will see us.
  • Take the Red, Yellow, or Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown. Get off at the 7th and F Street exit, walk two blocks down 7th Street (toward The National Museum of Crime and Punishment), and turn left onto D Street, you will see us immediately on your left.
  • Check train schedules here

Metrobus

  • The 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at the corner of 7th Street and E Street. Get off of the bus, walk south on 7th Street (toward Jaleo), continue 1 block and turn left on D Street, we are immediately on your left.
  • The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. Head north on 7th Street toward Indiana Ave. (you will see the Metro stop for Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-Gallery Place). Walk about 2 blocks and turn right onto D Street, we are on the left.
  • Not all of these buses have the same route for both directions, so please use WMATA's Trip Planner here.

Parking


There is limited metered street parking in the Penn Quarter near Woolly Mammoth, in addition to the following parking garages:

  • LAZ, 325 7th St. NW (entrance is on D Street, directly across from the theatre). Open late during Woolly productions, $10 evening rate when you mention you’re going to Woolly.
    Mobility-impaired patrons, please be aware: LAZ shuts off its elevators on the weekends. Mobility-impaired patrons who wish to use this garage should ask the attendant to park their car in the garage for them. Other options include the Interpark garage at 616 E St. NW which offers an elevator that lets out onto 7th St. opposite The Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Interpark, 616 E St NW. Open until 11pm Sunday - Friday and 1am Saturday, $9/hour (maximum $20).
  • Interpark Liberty Place, 325 7th St. NW. Open late during Woolly productions.
  • Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave (entrance at 6th & C). Open until midnight Monday - Saturday and until 11 pm Sunday, $10 flat evening and weekend rate.*

Garage prices and hours subject to change without notice

Driving Directions


From Virginia via I-395: When crossing the river bear left towards the 14th Street exit. Follow 14th Street, until Constitution Avenue and take a right. Turn left on 6th Street and another left onto D Street NW. (Note, earlier directions indicated the 12th Street Exit, which is currently closed for construction.)

From Virginia via I-66: Take I-66 into the District when it becomes US-50. Turn left onto 7th St NW. Turn right onto D St NW.

From Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and points west: Reach Wisconsin Ave., NW via either Interstate 270 and River Road or Rockville Pike (which becomes Wisconsin Ave.) Remain on Wisconsin Ave. until reaching Massachusetts Ave., NW just south of the National Cathedral. Take Massachusetts all the way to 9th St. Turn right on 9th. Turn left on D St.

From Rt. 50, Baltimore and points east: Reach New York Ave., NE via either Rt. 50, I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Remain on New York Ave. all the way downtown to 6th St., NW. Turn left on 6th St. Turn right on D St.

 

 

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