The Kite Runner
By Matthew Spangler
Based on the Novel by Khaled Hosseini
Tel Aviv, Israel
The thrilling adaptation, written by Matthew Spangler, unravels a tale of an innocent and precious friendship that could not sustain itself throughout time, social differences and political changes. The friendship between Hassan and Amir, a son of a wealthy business man and the son of a poor Hazari servant, is first formed in 1970's Kabul, then an exotic city full of wonders, beauty and adventures- the most exciting one being the annually kite runner contest. However, as the two grow up, they encounter the harsh reality of hatred and prejudice, which leads to an act of betrayal that eventually tares the delicate friendship apart.
Translation: Einat Barnovsky
Directed by: Noam Shmuel
Soundtrack Design: Noam Shmuel
Movement: Amit Zamir
Set Design: Niv Manor
Costume Design: Aviah Bash
Lighting Design: Sasha Sikirin
Accent: Tamar E. Gindin
Photos by: Victoria Shub
Sound Design : Felix Shaposhnik
AD: Tanya Kozlova
Stage Manager: Yana Adamovsky
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