A Thousand Splendid Suns Comes to the Stage


Photo by David Cooper

The Arts Club’s 2019–2020 season opens in Vancouver with A Thousand Splendid Suns, a hauntingly beautiful play by Ursula Rani Sarma. The play is based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.

In the 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 illuminates the strength of the human spirit.

“Performing in the premiere of Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s masterful novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was unquestionably a highlight in my career as an actor. As an actor in this play, it was my job to hold a mirror up and shine a light on a very dark world and to trust that our audience would be with me on the journey,” says Haysam Kadri.

When: September 12 to October 13
Where: The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Tickets: From $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644

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