The Kite Runner (play)

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The Kite Runner By Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini Registered with the Writers Guild of America, West, 2007 Performance Draft 10-24-09 Contact: Mark Orsini Bret Adams, Ltd. 448 W. 44 th Street New York, NY 10036 212-765-5630 (phone) 212-265-2212 (fax) www.bretadamsltd.net [email protected] © All rights reserved. 2007
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The Kite Runner (play) by Matthew Spangler, 10-24-09 2 CHARACTERS (in order of appearance) AMIR: Thirty-eight. Afghan Pashtun. RAHIM KHAN : Baba’s business partner. Late thirties to early forties in Act I, mid to late sixties in Act II. Afghan Pashtun. HASSAN: Young Amir’s servant and best friend. Eleven years old. Afghan Hazara. YOUNG AMIR : Hassan’s best friend. Twelve years old. Afghan Pashtun. ALI: Hassan’s father and Baba’s servant. Forties. Afghan Hazara. BABA: Forties in Act I. Fifties in Act II. Afghan Pashtun. ASSEF: Twelve years old in Act I, thirty-eight in Act II. Afghan Pashtun. RADIO ANNOUNCER: Voiceover. WALI: Twelve years old. Afghan Pashtun. KAMAL: Twelve years old. Afghan Pashtun. KITE RUNNERS AND FLYERS: Ensemble. WOMAN: Afghan Pashtun. MERCHANT: Afghan Pashtun. BIRTHDAY PARTY GUESTS: Ensemble. AFGHAN REFUGEES: Ensemble. HUSBAND: Twenties or thirties. Afghan Pashtun. WIFE: Twenties or thirties. Afghan Pashtun. 2 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS: The second should seem more senior than the first. 1980S AMERICANS: Ensemble. MRS. NGUYEN: Mid fifties. Vietnamese shop owner. GENERAL TAHERI: Mid fifties. Afghan Pashtun. SORAYA: Amir’s wife. Early twenties when they first meet and late thirties by the end of the play. Afghan Pashtun. DR. SCHNEIDER: American oncologist of Russian parents. 3 TALIBAN OFFICIALS: Afghan Pashtun. FARID: Thirties to fifties. Afghan Tajik. ZAMAN: Thirties to fifties. Afghan Pashtun. 2 TALIBAN GUARDS: Afghan Pashtun. SOHRAB: Hassan’s son. Ten years old. Afghan Hazara. OMAR FAISAL: Forties. Pakistani/American immigration attorney. RAYMOND ANDREWS: Early forties to late fifties. American Embassy Official in Pakistan. PAKISTANI DOCTOR: Surgeon in a Pakistani hospital.
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The Kite Runner (play) by Matthew Spangler, 10-24-09 3 A NOTE ON THE NARRATION Although Amir is on stage for the entire performance, this is an ensemble piece. The ensemble should be used as much as possible to fill the stage with movement in necessary scenes and to underscore many of Amir’s narrative descriptions. The kite tournament, in particular, should feature the entire cast. Amir, himself, should also be physically active during his narrative passages, interacting with other characters and embodying much of what he describes. Amir should experience the events of the play as if in the present tense. A NOTE ON THE CASTING
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