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A Thousand Splendid Suns to Return to American Conservatory Theater

Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel continues its West Coast tour in San Francisco.

Denmo Ibrahim, Barzin Akhavan, and Nadine Malouf in the original 2017 production of A Thousand Splendid Suns, returning to A.C.T. this July.
(© Kevin Berne)

The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco has announced that A Thousand Splendid Suns, the theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel of the same name, will return to ACT's Geary Theater for a limited two-week engagement from July 17-29. The run will be part of a West Coast tour that includes stints at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Set amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart. In her new home, she forges an extraordinary and unlikely friendship with Mariam, her husband's first wife, and together the two women find the hope and strength to raise a new generation.

Adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma, A Thousand Splendid Suns made its world premiere at ACT in February 2017 under the direction of Carey Perloff. The production reunites Perloff and many of the original cast members, and will, once again, feature live music from renowned composer and saw player David Coulter.

The creative team also includes Ken MacDonald (set designer), Linda Cho (costume designer), Robert Wierzel (lighting designer), and Jake Rodriguez (sound designer). Casting will be announced at a later date.

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