Sci-fi fans attending the "One Man Star Wars Trilogy" Saturday in St. Paul were flying their geek flags high as actor Charles Ross jammed all three of the original movies into a 70-minute show, sweating and spitting his way through dozens of impersonations and clever asides. But not everyone was blown away.

Near the end of the performance, Ross noticed a spectator at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts had fallen asleep -- in the front row. Ross said it was the first time in his 16 years of offering the revue that he's caught someone in such prominent seats taking a snooze.

"Thanks for coming out and supporting the arts," said the good natured actor before diving back into The Emperor's final monologue.

Maybe the dozing patron will be more impressed with Ross's next planned project: A one-man performance of "Pride and Prejudice."


 

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