A Thousand Splendid Suns
, based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner
), receives its theatrical world premiere in this production from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Theatre Calgary. Weaving together the stories of three generations of Afghan women and their remarkable resilience, the play unfolds amidst the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul. Unmarried and pregnant, lovely Laila is forced to marry her older neighbor after her family and home are torn apart. When she forges an unlikely friendship with her husband's first wife, the two women manage to find the inner-strength and hope to raise a new generation. Don't miss this stunning production -- hailed by The Washington Post
as "brave, honorable, big-hearted ... powerfully moving!" -- complete with live music from renowned composer David Coulter, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater.
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