Abe in Star Wars: the New Hope

(Last Update: 22:35 PDT 5 July 2012 )

This production by Pisces Moon had two casts, with many kids having a major role in one cast and a minor role in the other. There were two performances of each cast:
Cast 1: Sat 20 May 2006 7pm and Sun 21 May 2006 2pm
Cast 2: Fri 19 May 2006 7pm and Sun 21 May 2006 11am

Abe played the role of General Dodonna (who points out the flaw in the Death Star defenses) in Cast 1.

Abe played the role of Luke Skywalker (his biggest role yet) in Cast 2. We were of the opinion that the Cast 2 performances were better overall than the Cast 1 performances (though the Lukes were good in both casts).

The director, Terri Steinmann, does a fantastic job of matching kids to their parts and getting excellent performances out of the kids, while keeping their enthusiasm for the theater high. We have been very pleased with Pisces Moon and plan to have Abe work with them again.

The pictures below have links to larger images.

Abe as General Dodonna
General Dodonna
Luke with a light saber, between R2D2 and Obi-Wan Kenobi
In a dress-rehearsal shot, Luke demonstrates his light saber technique to R2D2 and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Luke and droids viewing dead Jawas
Abe, as Luke Skywalker, and the droids R2D2 and C3PO viewing the Jawas killed by imperial stormtroopers
Han Solo negotiates with Jabba the Hutt
Michele made the Jabba the Hutt costume, seen here in negotiation with Han Solo

sketch of Kevin Karplus by Abe
Kevin Karplus's home page
Abe as Alfonso Churchill
Abe's theater page

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Biomolecular Engineering
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