Why See A Thousand Splendid Suns?
The world premiere adaptation of Hosseini's second novel
Part of the American Conservatory Theater's 50th anniversary season, Khaled Hosseini's electrifying 2007 novel is given a long-awaited stage adaptation this February! Following in the heels of his 2003 hit The Kite Runner, this Carey Perloff-helmed production takes us back to Afghanistan for a story of sisterhood, love and human endurance. A play with music by composer and saw musician David Coulter, this co-production with Theatre Calgary, this world premiere is set to light up the Geary Theater stage.
A family-based epic, the story takes us into the lives of three generations of Afghan women, thrown together by the bonds of marriage, family, and a secret past, all the while negotiating the danger of modern-day war-torn Kabul. We are introduced to the self-reliant Laila, who after finding herself unmarried and pregnant, is ordered by the religious police to marry her much-older neighbor following the destruction of her family and home. Trapped In her new home, she finds herself an unlikely ally in Mariam, the neighbour's first wife. Relying on each other's kindness and resourcefulness, they overcome the odds of their positions to raise a family together, bringing new hope for a new, enlightened generation.
Opening night: 1 February 2017
Suitable for ages 13+ due to mature themes
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