In 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila is left alone in an increasingly threatening world. Her older neighbour Rasheed is quick to open his home and takes Laila as his second wife.
Rasheed’s first wife Mariam has no choice but to accept her younger, and now pregnant, rival. As the Taliban take over, life for all of them becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear and the two women find themselves unlikely allies.
In A Thousand Splendid Suns, love grows and sustains the human spirit even during the hardest of times.
Age Recommendation 14+
The Rep’s Roxana Silbert bows out with an inventive staging of Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s 2007 novel