Charlie Ross’s One Man Avengers is described as physical theatre, which is an understatement. The Vancouver-based artist brings high intensity as he plays over a dozen of Marvel’s top superheroes in a 65-minute nerdy homage. Ross switches seamlessly between characters without creating confusion between his accents and personas, which is a feat in itself.
Anyone who has seen last two Avengers films won’t need a plot recap – if you’re a fan there are no surprise twists here. However, audience members who haven’t seen those movies will find jokes frequently soaring over their heads.
Ross feeds off his audience’s energy, making it awkward when a joke doesn’t land, which happened a few times on opening day. The niche humour is tailor-made for Marvel fans, while those who don’t know the difference between Thor and Iron Man aren’t going to find many reasons to laugh.
— Matt Schaubroeck
From the Fringe program:
Charlie Ross (One Man Star Wars, One Man Lord of the Rings, One Man Dark Knight, One Man Stranger Things) is back, portraying Iron Man's armour, Cap's shield, Hulk's rage, Thor's biceps, Thanos's chin and Black Widow's butt. Directed by TJ Dawe.
"Like the Energizer Bunny" - Calgary Herald
"Nerd heaven" - Chicago Tribune
"Nuclear levels of energy" - Variety
"An uncanny ability to perform multiple characters at the drop of a hat" - Boston Theatre
"If anyone can be described as a one-man multimedia machine, Charles Ross is it." - Australian Stage
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
393 Portage Ave.
Portage Place, 3rd Fl.
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 10:45 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 5:45 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 3:15 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 10:30 PM
Updated on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:24 PM CDT: Adds review.