CHEK Upside: Victoria actor set to perform ‘One Man Stranger Things: A Parody’ to raise funds for local theatre group

CHEK Upside: Victoria actor set to perform 'One Man Stranger Things: A Parody' to raise funds for local theatre group
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One man show specialist Charles Ross will be live-streaming his performance on Facebook and hopes to raise funds for the Victoria-based SKAM theatre company.

It’s a Netflix binge-watching blockbuster and now Stranger Things has been given the Charles Ross treatment.

“It’s a one hour show, it’s fairly much all the characters from seasons 1 and 2,” said Ross, who’s set to play every character and deliver every line — something he’s gotten use to over the years.

“I mean nobody does this particular thing,” said the University of Victoria theatre graduate who gained international fame in the early 2000’s with his One Man Star Wars Trilogy.

Since then, he’s taken on Lord of the Rings, Batman and more recently, The Avengers.

“I started doing one man this, one man this, one man that and started to tour all the time,” said the 46-year-old.

He found his niche and has performed on stages all over the world. But this year, the pandemic put Ross’s performing on pause.

“I lost an entire year’s schedule worth of gigs,” said Ross. With his touring cancelled for the foreseeable future, Ross has focused on fundraisers for places like his alma matter UVIC and with tonight’s streaming performance of his One Man Show Stranger Things Parody. Ross will be seeking donations in support of the Victoria-based SKAM theatre company. Ross says he misses touring and performing in front of large crowds, but is still happy to get on stage.

“It seems very weird, but we’re all doing our best to get by and when you’re a solo show, you can adapt to almost anything, like a cockroach,” said Ross, who also sits on the board of SKAM.

Curtain Call is tonight at 8PM with limited seating from the SKAM studios in Victoria. The show can be streamed on the Facebook page: One Man Stranger Things. Suggested donation is fifteen dollars.

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