Review: The Kite Runner

July 21, 2022, 11:22.13 pm ET  

Review: The Kite Runner
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By Brian Scott Lipton

With its themes of guilt, betrayal, friendship and redemption, all set against the backdrop of the changing politics of Afghanistan from the 1970s until the early 2000s, it’s not surprising that Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” became the kind of must-read novel that spent two years on the New York Times best-seller list. Now, Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of this beloved, often difficult tale has arrived -- after 15 years -- at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater in an incredibly sincere and mostly involving production. Continue reading


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