Space Opera 2011



Princess Leia, leader of the Rebellion against the evil Galactic Empire, is on a secret mission to the planet Alderaan to deliver stolen plans for the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star. When her ship is intercepted and captured by an Imperial star destroyer manned by Darth Vader and his stormtroopers, Leia loads the plans into two robots ("droids"), R2-D2 and C-3PO, who then escape in a pod to the remote planet Tatooine. [Listen to Act I, Scene 1]

The droids are found by a band of Jawas, who sell them to Owen Lars, a farmer on Tatooine, and his young nephew, Luke Skywalker. [Listen to Act I, Scene 2]

The droids lead Luke to the mysterious old Jedi knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi. [Listen to Act I, Scene 3]

Luke, Obi-Wan and the two droids travel to Mos Eisley Spaceport, where they meet a pair of smugglers, Han Solo and Chewbacca, who agree to take them to Alderaan to complete Leia’s mission. [Listen to Act I, Scene 4]

When they arrive at Alderaan, they find the planet has been destroyed by the Death Star, a giant space station built by the Empire. Their ship is taken aboard the Death Star. [Listen to Act II, Scene 1]

Obi-Wan leaves to deactivate the Death Star's tractor beam.  The others discover that Princess Leia is held prisoner on the Death Star. [Listen to Act II, Scene 2]

Han, Luke and Chewbacca rescue Leia. [Listen to Act II, Scene 3]

Obi-Wan does battle with the evil dark lord, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan is struck down as the others escape in their ship and head for the secret rebel base on Yavin 4. [Listen to Act II, Scene 4]

The Death Star follows them to Yavin 4, but the rebels are waiting for them and in the ensuing battle, Luke destroys the Death Star, with the assistance of Han Solo and the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi. [Listen to Act II, Scene 5]