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A Thousand Splendid Suns, the opera (Workshop: Act I)

  • The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St Key West, FL USA (map)

Performance will be approx. 1 hour, 30 mins.

Sponsored by Rent Key West Vacations

A workshop performance of the opera adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini, the author ofThe Kite Runner, has sold over 40 million books worldwide. Suns explores the role of women in contemporary Afghanistan and confronts the issues facing two women living in Kabul, and married to the same man, under the yoke of a patriarchal culture. Containing two Islamic heroines, it’s a fascinating, and inspiring story that explores religious extremism and the role of mothers and their daughters in this society.

Music by Sheila Silver
Libretto by Stephen Kitsakos
Sara Jobin, Conductor
Leslie Swackhamer, Director
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Performances by
Ron Loyd – Rasheed
Aleksandra Romano – Mariam
Lucy Fitz Gibbon – Laila
Thor Helgi Árbjörnsson – Tariq
Deanne Meek – Fariba & Others
Risa Renae Harman – Wife, Market
Vira Slywotzky – Nana & Others
Michael Scarcelle – Mullah, Driver/Hakeem

Christopher Cooley, Piano
Frank Cohen, Trombone
Anne Sophie Andersen, Violin
Steve Gorn, Bansuri Flute
Jonathan Singer, Tabla
Hikaru Tamaki, Cello

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photo credit Kristin Hoebermann 2014