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Monday

Try and bury it, but “the past claws its way out.” The narrator of The Kite Runner makes that discovery on the first page of Khaled Hosseini’s wildly successful debut novel about two Afghan boys growing up in Kabul in the ’70s. The story moves from the Afghan capital in the tumultuous days of civil war and Soviet invasion to the Little Kabul of the San Francisco Bay Area. Obie-winning actor Aasif Mandvi—he played the peddler Ali Hakim in the recent Broadway revival of Oklahoma, and the Hollywood-addicted might recognize him as the pizza guy who fires fuckup delivery boy Peter Parker in Spider-Man 2—brings the piece to the swank new theater at Georgetown University’s just-opened Royden B. Davis Performing Arts Center. It’s all part of an ambitious inaugural season. Mandvi performs The Kite Runner at 6 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Royden B. Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th and O Sts. NW. $5. (202) 687-3838. (Trey Graham)