Ryan Gladstone plays all 632 characters in Tolstoy's War and Peace in just sixty minutes
Ryan Gladstone plays all 632 characters in Tolstoy's War and Peace in just sixty minutes

Fringe veteran Ryan Gladstone tackles the “greatest book ever written” as he deconstructs War and Peace, the author, and all 632 characters in one hour.

War and Peace
Carousel Theatre, Granville Island

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Tell us about your show.

It’s a one actor version of War and Peace for people who haven’t read War and Peace. I also sneak in the amazing story of Tolstoy’s life and his hate/love/hate with his wife of 48 years Sophia Tolstoy.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Why should someone come see your show?

You’ll come away smarter than when you came in, and laugh your ass off in the meantime.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

The Flash. The show moves fast, very fast. You almost need super human speed to keep up.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?

Gotta say the other show I am involved in! Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII. I wrote and directed it, but it stars the incredible Tara Travis playing all the wives in one room at the same time.

The 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 8-18 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.