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Limited showing of ‘The Kite Runner’ coming to Overture Center on Memorial Day weekend


“The Kite Runner,” a play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel, will play at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater from Friday-Sunday, May 24-26 for five performances.

Originally published in 2003, Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents, following one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. It became a bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. Now this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production.

The North American tour of the acclaimed Broadway and West End production opened on April 9 at Arizona State University Gammage in Tempe, Arizona, and will hit nearly 20 cities, including Chicago and Washington DC.

Starring in the tour is Ramzi Khalaf as Amir. The cast also features Raji Ahsan, Danish Farooqui, Shahzeb Zahid Hussain, Hassan Nazari-Robati, Haythem Noor, James Rana, Jonathan Shaboo, Kevin Stevens, Wiley Naman Strasser, Awesta Zarif, Jade Ziane and Sophie Zmorrod.

The play is recommended for people 13 and up. Tickets for “The Kight Runner” start at $59 and are available here.