The Kite Runner
Group Minimum: 10
The Kite Runner is a new play with music based on Khaled Hosseini's internationally best-selling novel, that will play a limited run at Broadway's Hayes Theater starting this summer. This profoundly moving play comes to New York from two seasons in London's West End where it was called "a cultural phenomenon" by The Sunday Express and "an enthralling tale beautifully told" by The Daily Telegraph.
Originally published in 2003, The Kite Runner became a bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.
An uplifting tale of brothers, heartache and homeland, spanning cultures and continents, The Kite Runner follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of ware, and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither boys can foresee the terrible incident that will change their lives forever.
The Kite Runner is directed by Giles Croft and adapted by Matthew Spangler. Humaira Ghilzai is Cultural Consultant. It is produced by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals, Jayne Baron Sherman and in association with UK Productions Ltd and Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Group Ltd. Daryl Roth is Executive Producer.
The Kite Runner was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.
2 hours, 40 minutes
Helen Hayes Theatre
240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036