There are no costumes, no sets, not even a Batmobile, but that doesn’t mean Charles Ross’ latest show won’t take you to Gotham.
One Man Dark Knight Trilogy, A Batman Parody is the latest in the comedian’s roster of solo film parodies, and on March 4 it’s making a stop at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
This isn’t Ross’ first show; he’s been performing his hilarious original fringe productions since 2002. He started off doing a show called One Man Star Wars Trilogy, which was basically him on stage with no costume, no set and no props. Then he did One Man Lord of the Rings.
Now Ross is going for three for three, adding the Batman series to his list of one-man shows.
“It’s neat to come up with a new show, I’m going to make it my trilogy of trilogies,” he said. “Even though The Dark Knight series finished in 2012, it’s taken me a couple years to get ready to do it.”
The British Columbia native discovered his love for acting and Star Wars at a young age, but it wasn’t until he met fellow actor, writer, and director T.J. Dawe in university that he was able to combine the two.
Dawe has since directed five of Ross’ shows and the duo has been working together ever since. The unexpected success has taken Ross worldwide, even including performances off-Broadway and the Sydney Opera House.
Like the first two trilogy productions, One Man Dark Knight Trilogy, A Batman Parody is just Ross and his wit.
“It’s the Christopher Nolan Batman films; it’s just the story of Batman, how he becomes Batman, how he takes on the Joker and then eventually kind of has his back broken and has to rise up again,” he explained. “It’s me again, on stage, no costume, no set, no props, doing the entire about eight hours of film in a condensed format.”
One Man Dark Knight Trilogy, A Batman Parody is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s HUB International Theatre on March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32 for adults, $29 for seniors, $27 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).