Leo Tolstoy is considered the greatest authors to come out of Russia.
Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn discovered a treasure trove of material in Tolstoy’s short stories that he converted to a one-man play that transforms him into a perfect image of the blustering author himself.
“Tales of Tolstoy” will be performed by Kuhn at the Kauai Community Performing Arts Theater in Lihue at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mixing moments of comedy with the retelling of many of Tolstoy’s stories, Kuhn’s Russian accented rendition makes the author come vividly alive 100 years after his death and brings a rich body of his work within easy grasp of those for whom the name Leo Tolstoy produces a blank look.
Kuhn, who makes his home in Holland, has a rich pedigree in theater, including performing on Broadway in “Les Misérables.”
Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at Scotty’s Music, Kauai Music and Sound, Nukumoi Surf Shop and Kauai Christian Fellowship.