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The character of Mariam (Aleksandra Romano), at 15, when she arrives at the home of the man she's been married off to in Kabul. Workshop performance of the opera, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," at the Studios of Key West. (Hummingbird Films)
The character of Mariam (Aleksandra Romano), at 15, when she arrives at the home of the man she's been married off to in Kabul. Workshop performance of the opera, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," at the Studios of Key West. (Hummingbird Films)
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The novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini follows the lives of women through multiple generations in Afghanistan. The story is now an opera. Hosseini had two requirements when he gave the composer permission: that when the characters wear burkas in the book, they were burkas onstage, and that the Quran be handled with respect.

WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman (@AliciaZuckerman) was there and has the story.

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

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