One-man show is parody while giving homage to Batman at Norton Center 

Published 9:12 am Monday, May 7, 2018

The funny side of the Dark Knight


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From the madman behind “One Man Star Wars” and “One Man Lord of the Rings” comes an irreverent parody and homage to the Dark Knight trilogy. No costumes, no sets, no Batmobiles. 

Charles Ross takes you on a comedic joyride. Hold on to your utility belt and come join us in Weisiger Theatre at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts Friday, May 11. 

Ross produces and performs this one man saga, drawing material from Batman’s origins to his epic battles against Gotham’s super-villains.  From hysterical writing executed with perfect voice impressions, One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody, will leave audiences cackling their capes off!

“Great things always come in threes,” said Norton Center executive director, Steve Hoffman.  “So, following highly creative and well-received performances of Charlie Ross’ One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings, it was only fitting to offer the first Kentucky performance of his One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. Slapstick comedy and fast-paced storytelling depicting all three Christian Bale-era Batman trilogy films, all performed by one guy in about 70 minutes.  Quoting the Joker, ‘Why so serious?’.   Indeed!”


“One Man Dark Knight – A Batman Parody” is 8 p.m. May 11 at Norton Center for the Arts. Tickets, priced at $28-$38 and are available at or by calling the box office at (859) 236-4692. 


In the Weisiger Lobby before the show, artwork of Ryan Lanigan, from his book, “X Presidents” will be on exhibit. The art depicts our country’s leaders as superheroes and villains. Lobby doors will open 7 p.m. on night of show.