American Place Theatre
The American Place Theatre's
Literature to Life ® Stage Presentation of
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
Performed by Sorab Wadia
Adapted and Directed by Wynn Handman
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
> This performance has been rescheduled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Patrons holding tickets for the November 1 performance
may present those tickets on the revised show date.
From the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English, this adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is a story of guilt and redemption, brutality and kindness, sin and forgiveness. It portrays the relationship of two boys, a privileged Pashtun and a Hazara servant — one rich, one poor, one flawed, the other pure.
The American Place Theatre produces high quality new work by diverse American writers. Its Literature to Life ® program brings books to life — giving voice to words and inspiring young people to find their own voices. Utilizing original Afghani music, this one-person performance takes audiences on a heartbreaking journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division against a backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan. Pre-show and post-show discussions will explore themes including redemption and class systems.
VENUE INFORMATION + DIRECTIONS
$17 General Public
$15 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$ 7 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show
All seats are general admission
Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.