By Jared Bowen
BOSTON — Hear Jared and Morning Edition host Bob Seay talk about some of the new theater performances coming out this season.
The Kite Runner
Playing at New Repertory Theatre through September 30
Based on the 2003 best-selling novel, this epic drama follows boyhood friends Amir and Hassan in 1970s Afghanistan. After witnessing terrible brutality and betraying Hassan, Amir immigrates to the U.S. with his father, his regret, and his shame. This beautiful and complicated story shares an inside view of Afghani culture, while exploring the price of loyalty and friendship, the desire for integrity, and hope for redemption.
Playing at the A.R.T.’s Loeb Drama Center through September 29
The barbed and brassy tragicomedy Marie Antoinette provides a peek into the life of everyone’s favorite representative of the 1% — the infamous Queen of France and cake enthusiast. Watch as times change and Marie finds her sparkling and sheltered world turned upside down by the Revolution.
Watch Jared Bowen's interview with the cast and crew for Greater Boston, and see the A.R.T.'s new take on the cake-eating queen's behavior.