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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 23, 2009

MAHWAH – The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Series will present “The Kite Runner” at Ramapo College of New Jersey in March.

From the best-selling first novel by Khaled Hosseini about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English, this one-hour adaptation portrays the relationship of two boys on the opposite ends of society–Amir, a privileged Pashtun and Hassan, a Hazara servant.  Surprising events occur with the backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan.  The book was adapted and directed for the stage by Wynn Handman.  The performance, which features Arian Moayed or Sorab Wahida, is recommended for book groups.

The Kite Runner” will be presented Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  All seats are $10.  The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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