Are yoda one looking for your Star Wars fix today?
One theatre alumnus from the University of Victoria can make it happen it for you, live-streaming his popular interstellar journey through Star Wars on Facebook this evening.
All donations will help support an emergency fund for students experiencing financial hardship due COVID-19.
Charles Ross will perform the free live-streamed event, and this special opportunity to watch the Victoria actor condense twelve hours of movies into a 75-minute re-enactment of the plots of three Star Wars films (Star Wars IV, V and VI) will be coordinated through the Farquhar Auditorium at UVic,
Any money raised from the virtual event will go directly towards the UVic fund, which was established in April to help domestic and international students who are in financial need as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students who may have lost their jobs, face housing issues or have trouble paying for food, tuition or the technology needed for online or remote learning can benefit from the fund.
The emergency bursary also supports mental health services, child care and transportation costs for students affected by COVID-19.
Originally established with $200,000 from the university and $140,000 from the BC government, other contributions to the fund include $67,000 from the UVic Students’ Society, $50,000 from the UVic Alumni Association and $98,000 in individual donations from hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university.
Fundraising continues, and currently over 2,000 students have applied to the emergency bursary – UVic anticipates the demand will exceed $1 million.
Performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd, the show is fast-paced, funny and suitable for ages six and up – you can tune in here.
And May the fourth be with you!