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The One-Man "Star Wars" Trilogy 

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Canadian Charles Ross reenacts George Lucas's classics in a fleet and fun 60-minute show directed by fellow Canadian T.J. Dawe. With good humor and at times offering impressive impersonations, Ross re-creates all the essentials from the first three "Star Wars" movies. He's best as a petulant Luke or a prissy C-3PO, and his Jabba the Hutt is a testament to his inventiveness, but Ross tackles the special effects too, becoming an exploding starfighter or a storm trooper's transport walker without the aid of props. The better you know the originals the more you're going to like this. Still, you needn't be a die-hard fan to enjoy Ross's immersion in the roles as he transitions between scenes singing familiar sound-track cues and adds sly jabs and silliness to what is more homage than spoof. Through 2/14: Fri-Sat 10:30 PM, Sun 6 PM, Mon 7 PM. Upcoming holiday schedule varies; call for information. Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, 773-935-6100. $15-$19.


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