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Dayton Live and The Human Race bring 'THE KITE RUNNER' to Dayton

Dayton Live and The Human Race Theatre Company are pleased to welcome the national tour of THE KITE RUNNER at the Victoria Theatre, May 28 - June 2, 2024. Interested in a cast interview or media tickets to opening night? Reach out to Kailey Yeakley at


Show Synopsis:

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, international best-selling novel, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country, and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee the incident which will change their lives forever. Told across two decades and two continents, THE KITE RUNNER is an unforgettable journey of forgiveness, and shows us all that we can be good again.

How to Get Tickets:

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 937-228-3630, or in person at the Dayton Live Box Office, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The Dayton Live Box Office and phone hours are regularly Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-4 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to every performance.


Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.


Afghans of Dayton Exhibit

Visit this special exhibit and learn more about Afghans in Dayton who live, work and contribute to our community. The exhibit will honor Afghan culture and include historical information, artifacts, and a short film about Afghanistan. Open during each performance of THE KITE RUNNER.


Afghan “Talk Back” With Company Members – Wednesday, May 29

After the show, company members (subject to change) will comment on the production and take questions from the audience. Those with a ticket for that night’s performance may attend free of charge. Dayton Live Chief Creative Officer Gary Minyard will moderate.


Afghan Community Celebration – Friday, May 31

Members of southwest Ohio’s Afghan community are invited to attend any performance, but especially this Friday performance to experience the Afghans in Dayton exhibit located in the reception room on the third floor/balcony level of the theatre.


Parent’s Day Out – Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.

Can’t find a babysitter? Don’t let that keep you from the show! The Human Race Theatre Company is offering a free theatre activity workshop for kids 5-12 in The Human Race Theatre Company rehearsal room during the Saturday, June 1 performance at 2 p.m. of THE KITE RUNNER. Child drop-off is at 1:30 p.m. You must have tickets for that afternoon’s 2 p.m. performance of THE KITE RUNNER.


Age Recommendation

THE KITE RUNNER is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up. The production includes scenes depicting violence and strong language. Dayton Live encourages you to do your research on specific titles and decide what is appropriate for you and your party before tickets are purchased. All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.


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