Among siblings, theres always a good one and a bad one. Mariah Careys sister was pegged for prostitution. Alec Baldwins little bro Daniel has drug issues. And singer Chynna Phillips half-sister claims she slept with their dad. Eew.
If you think thats bad, catch Arizona Theatre Companys The Kite Runner. In the show, set in Afghanistan and based on Khaled Hosseinis bestselling novel, protagonist Amir fails to protect his half-brother Hassan from a brutal beating and rape by another boy, and then falsely accuses him of stealing.
Why sit though this emotional roller coaster? The characters in The Kite Runner all struggle with the most basic of human emotions: love, envy, fear, joy, guilt, says ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein. In Amir's struggles, we all recognize our own failings, and in his redemption we discover a hopeful way forward.
Plus, his sins make us look like saints.