(Washington, DC) – Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the hilarious fun of One Man Lord of the Rings written and performed by Charles Ross (One Man Star Wars Trilogy) July 5–August 1 on the Woolly Mammoth Mainstage.
In One Man Lord of the Rings internationally-renowned writer/performer Charles Ross transforms the 11 hour and 23 minute Peter Jackson epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy into a jam-packed 65 minute solo performance thrill-ride. On stage with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and a set of knee pads, Ross’ mind-blowing amalgamation of 42 characters, familiar theme music, and sound effects has enchanted audiences around the globe.

Charles Ross (writer/performer), a Canadian actor, playwright and self-proclaimed ‘professional geek’, is best known as the mastermind behind the infamous One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings. Ross’ 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 convention 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.

One Man Lord of the Rings will run at Woolly Mammoth July 5—August 1, 2010 with performances Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 6pm and 9pm (except Saturday, July 10 which will be at 8pm), and Sundays at 2pm. There will be one Pay-What-You-Can performance on Monday, July 5 at 8pm. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D).
All seats for One Man Lord of the Rings are priced at $30 and are now on sale through the Woolly Mammoth Box Office at 202-393-3939, online at www.woollymammoth.net, or in-person at the Box Office. The Woolly Mammoth Box Office is open Monday—Friday 10am-6pm and is located at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D). For directions and parking information please visit www.woollymammoth.net.

Now in its 30th Season, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues to hold its place as a theatre that produces leading edge work. Acknowledged as “the hottest theatre company in town” (The Washington Post), “known for its productions of innovative new plays” (The New York Times), Woolly Mammoth is a national leader in the development of new plays, and one of the best known and most influential small theatres in America. www.woollymammoth.net