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‘The Kite Runner’ Comes to ONU's Stage

Jan 6, 2009
Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with local schools, presents the stage production of the New York Times best-selling novel "The Kite Runner." The performance will take place Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in Biggs Theatre, with a pre-show discussion at 7:15 p.m. and a post-show discussion following.

Written by Khaled Hosseini, "The Kite Runner" tells the story of Amir, a boy from Kabul haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against the tumultuous background of 1970s Afghanistan. "The Kite Runner" was adapted for the stage by Wynn Handman, who also serves as director. Sorab Wadia steps into the solo role.

As part of the One Community, One Book, One Play project, the performance hinges on the idea that unifying a community - like reading a good book - requires an understanding of the entire cast of characters and the experiences they share. The pre-show and post-show discussions will allow the audience to further absorb this literary classic.

Tickets are $15 for general admission. The Freed Center box office is open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Online ticketing is available at www.onu.edu/freed

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