POTSDAM -- The Community Performance Series will present a stage adaptation of "The Kite Runner" Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam. The award-winning American Place Theatre production will feature 50 minutes of verbatim performance from the first half of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel.
Through the eyes of young Amir, the story's protagonist, attendees can expect to hear an enthralling tale of friendship and betrayal, as Amir attempts to navigate childhood. Taking place in Afghanistan during the 1970s, the story utilizes original Afghan music and depicts class divisions to immerse the audience in a culturally rich experience.
A post-performance discussion by teaching artist Margot Fitzsimmons will be offered Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Sheard Literacy Center, located in SUNY Potsdam's Satterlee Hall. The interactive discussion will allow members of the audience to explore the prevalent themes of the piece and is recommended for ages 14 and up.
The American Place Theatre's "Literature to Life" pieces are professionally staged verbatim adaptations of American literary works. These educational and literacy-based programs enable audience members to access literature by bringing artistic pieces to life.
Tickets to the event will be $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the CPS Box Office, SUNY Potsdam, or at Northern Music and Video, Potsdam. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 267-2277 or by visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.
This event is part of the CPS Share a Story Book Drive, a season-long book drive to benefit area school libraries. Donations will be accepted at the event, as well as during normal box office hours. All donations accepted will enter patrons into a drawing to win a pair of season tickets to both the 2013-14 CPS Guest Artist Series and Meet the Arts Series.
Established in 1989, CPS is a college-community partnership presenting performing artists and arts education opportunities in upstate New York.
For more information, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.