FLINT — On March 1 at 7 p.m. The Whiting is presenting The Kite Runner, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. The novel has spent more than 120 weeks on the New York Times paperback bestseller list and has sold more than four million copies in the United States.
This Literature to Life® presentation is a unique ninety minute theatrical and educational experience comprised of a one hour verbatim solo performance and pre / post show interactive audience discussion on themes including redemption and class systems, facilitated by a Literature to Life Master Teaching Artist.
Patrons will be seated on The Whiting’s stage for a more intimate experience. Seating is limited, and a similar presentation by this company was at capacity earlier in the season, so advance purchases are recommended.
All seats are just $30 and student rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $12. To purchase tickets, visit TheWhiting.com, call 810-237-7333 or visit the Ticket Center located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. just off I-475 between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Whiting’s Downtown Ticket Center at the Flint Farmers’ Market. Smart phone and tablet users can download The Whiting App to make purchases.
This performance is generously supported by The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The Ruth Mott Foundation, and William J. Hentgen. The official transportation sponsor is Randy Wise Lincoln, and the media sponsors are ABC12, Town Square Media, The View Newspapers. — G.G.