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Don’t miss Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of A Thousand Splendid Suns at Seattle Repertory Theater
When I read The Kite Runner for the first time, I was in awe. The story painted a picture of what life might be like for fathers and sons in war-torn Afghanistan and it was of course heartbreaking. But as a writer, I was inspired by author Khaled Hosseini’s character development, and uncanny ability to draw readers in and empathize with the protagonist—even after he stepped aside and allowed his best friend to be raped.
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s musical celebration of a folk hero.
Sometimes, in light of current events and a pervasive mood, the arts feel especially pertinent and powerful. This can no doubt be said about Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, currently entertaining and moving spectators at the Bagley Wright Theatre—through January 29—in a thoughtful production you won’t want to miss.
Upcoming not-to-be-missed concerts and plays.
In this manic season when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind, we’re here to help you make up your mind about one important thing: How to explore Seattle’s thriving arts scene. If you ask us, it seems like the perfect month to hunker down indoors and book the calendar silly with inspired and inspiring onstage happenings.