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'The Kite Runner' Novel Finds New Life as One-Man Stage Show

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Sorab Wadia Performs a One-Actor Stage Adaptation of 'The Kite Runner'

A stage adaptation of "The Kite Runner," the international bestseller by physician-turned-author Khaled Hosseini, brings a poignant tale of friendship and betrayal to Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

"The Kite Runner" concerns two boys: Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and Hassan, a Hazara servant; who live in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. The American Place Theatre’s adaptation features a single actor, Sorab Wadia, and focuses on the original short story that Hosseini later expanded into the novel.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $24 for an adult, $10 for a University Park student and $15 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

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