A Thousand Splendid Suns

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

By Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

In partnership with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

September 12–October 13, 2019
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
The gripping story of two Afghan women

In this sweeping tale set in war-torn Afghanistan, two women’s lives intersect through fate. The unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act. A Thousand Splendid Suns, based on the best-selling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, is a haunting yet hopeful story that illuminates the strength of the human spirit.

  • Showtimes
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 1:30 PM
    & 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday 2 PM
  • Special Performances
    Sunday Salons
    Sep 22, 2019 – 2 PM

    Tuesday Talkbacks
    Oct 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM

    VocalEye Performance
    Oct 6, 2019 – 2 PM
    Oct 11, 2019 – 8 PM
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  • Directions & Parking
    Granville @ 12th, 2750 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3J3

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  • Audience advisory
    Theatrical devices such as herbal or electronic cigarettes, water-based fog and haze, and mature content may occur in some productions. Please contact our box office for more information.

Artistic Team

Starring

  1. Anousha Alamian as Rasheed
  2. Abraham Asto as Tariq/Driver/Militiaman
  3. Deena Aziz as Mariam
  4. Shaheem Fathhi as Zalmai/Boy
  5. Arggy Jenati as Nana/Fariba/Doctor
  6. Anita Majumdar as Laila
  7. Shekhar Paleja as Jalil/Abdul/Sharif/Wakil/Talib
  8. Veenu Sandhu Ensemble
  9. Munish Sharma as Babi/Interrogator/Mullah/Faizullah
  10. Parm Soor Ensemble
  11. Ziyana Vasaya as Aziza/Girl

Creative team

  1. Haysam Kadri Director
  2. Carey Perloff Original Staging
  3. Stephen Buescher Choreographer
  4. Marc R. Bondy Assistant Director
  5. Ken MacDonald Set Designer
  6. Linda Cho Costume Designer
  7. Alison Green Costume Coordinator
  8. Robert Wierzel Lighting Designer
  9. Andrew Griffin Associate Lighting Designer
  10. David Coulter Composer/Original Musician
  11. Jake Rodriguez Sound Designer
  12. Verne Good Associate Sound Designer
  13. Caryn Fehr Stage Manager
  14. Geoff Jones Assistant Stage Manager
  15. Sharon Wu Apprentice Stage Manager
  16. Michael Paller Original Dramaturg
  17. Jonathan Rider Original Fight Consultant
  18. Humaira Ghilzai Original Cultural Consultant

The services of Marc Bondy were made possible through Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

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Interview with author Khaled Hosseini

On the importance of staging more stories from Afghanistan, Hosseini says, “the more diverse the artistic menu that we have to choose from, the richer we all are for it.”

Source: American Theater
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Afghan women in the shadow of war

A generation of women have grown up in Afghanistan since the Taliban were toppled from power in 2001, but many are haunted by memories of their brutal, misogynist rule.

Source: The Guardian
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Review: A resplendent ‘Thousand Splendid Suns’

“In this play, to be a hero is to love; in a world of hate and fear—in any world—there is no more courageous act.”

Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Taliban fast facts

Here’s a look at the Taliban, a Sunni Islamist organization operating primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, courtesy of CNN.

Source: CNN
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September 12–October 13, 2019
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
The gripping story of two Afghan women, based on the best-selling novel
November 7, 2019–January 5, 2020
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
A family-friendly musical masterpiece
January 23–February 23, 2020
NOISES OFF
The classic play-within-a-play farce
March 19–April 19, 2020
CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
A boundary-pushing theatrical journey


May 21–July 5, 2020
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A big-hearted modern musical
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