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Any Questions? #87

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome Charlie Ross of One-Man Star Wars to play.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase SALEM, OREGON. Change one letter to an N and rearrange the result to spell the names of two fruits. What are they?
Answer: If you change the S to an N, you can spell MELON and ORANGE.

On-air questions: This week, we welcome Charlie Ross, star of One-Man Star Wars, to play a quiz about one-person shows.
1. In 1988, Patrick Stewart won a Drama Desk award for his one-man show, in which he played all 43 characters in his version of what Charles Dickens novel?
2. The first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show later won a Tony award for her 1985 show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. What star of Laugh-In and Nashville is it?
3. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, billed as “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown”, is a one-man show directed by what famed African-American film director?
4. A 2008 episode of the public radio show This American Life titled “Fear of Sleep” features an excerpt from a one-man show by Mike Birbiglia, which was adapted for the screen in 2012. What is the three-word title of Birbiglia's show?
5. Adapted from her one-woman show, the cover of the book Wishful Drinking depicts Carrie Fisher holding an empty martini glass dressed as what famous movie character?

Extra credit
1. Running from October 1953 to January 1956, Comedy In Music was a one-man show (the longest-running in the history of theater at the time of its closing) by what pianist affectionately known as The Clown Prince of Denmark?
2. A 2000 autobiography titled My Life as a 10-Year Old Boy was written by – and was later adapted into a one-woman show starring – what actress?

This week's challenge
Start with the word ONE-MAN. Insert the same letter twice (and don't rearrange the other letters) to spell a two-word phrase that describes one way to watch a movie. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. A Christmas Carol
2. Lily Tomlin
3. Spike Lee
4. Sleepwalk With Me
5. Princess Leia

Extra credit
1. Victor Borge
2. Nancy Cartwright

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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