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Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance

Tiny Beautiful Things

November 12-19, 2021
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
Directed by Maureen Heffernan

Longstreet Theatre

When she was a struggling writer, author Cheryl Strayed (Wild) spent several years writing an advice column under the pen name “Sugar,” in which she offered up truths on everything from dating to family dysfunction to profound loss.  Originally published as a best-selling book and now adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things presents Sugar’s unflinching and highly personal takes on dilemmas big and small, in the process giving audiences an uplifting experience that Variety has called “a theatrical hug in turbulent times.”  

Tiny Beautiful Things is about the endangered art of listening to – and really hearing and responding to – other people…it works beautifully as a sustained theatrical exercise in empathy.” – The New York Times

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