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New Rep Brings Kite Runner to the Arsenal Center Stage

The play based on the best-selling novel about living in Afghanistan in the 1970s will run through Sept. 30.

The following information was provided by the New Repertory Theatre: 

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces the 2012-2013 Season opener, The Kite Runner, through Sept. 30 at the .

Based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, this epic drama follows boyhood friends Amir and Hassan in 1970s Afghanistan.

“We’ve so looked forward to producing The Kite Runner,” says New Rep Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. “We’re anxious to share this powerful story with our audience.”  

Adapted by playwright and educator Matthew Spangler, the epic drama will perform in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.

According to director Elaine Vaan Hogue, “I was completely enveloped by the multi-textured picture painted of Afghanistan in the 1970’s—the colors, smells, the vibrancy and richness of life in Kabul before the revolution and the Soviet invasion. The universality of Amir’s story overcomes cultural barriers—we are at our most universal when we are most personal.” 

"We are proud to open our season with Matthew Spangler's acclaimed adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, says Jim Petosa, Artistic Director. “The novel that inspired the play has served its readers as an open door to the ethos of the Afghani experience transported to America. After generations of surviving both internal strife and seemingly endless years of war, the people who inhabit The Kite Runner provide a humane and moral compass for us all.  It is impossible to be unmoved by the experience of this story." 

Tickets range from $28-58 and may be purchased by calling 617-923-8487 or by visiting www.newrep.org.  

Sheri Shattuck September 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Brilliant! Go see it!

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