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Tiny Beautiful Things

Listen harder. Love endlessly.

February 23 – March 31, 2019
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

“A heart-tugging, emotionally rewarding evening.” —HuffPost

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers. Brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Run Time
Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission.

Who's Who
View the Cast and Creative Team

Explore the Program

Join us for brief informational talks at 6:55 p.m. before every weeknight performance. Does not include preview performances.

Sundays with Sugar!
Cheryl Strayed will be on hand for post-show discussions with moderator Courtenay Hameister following matinee performances on March 10 and March 17.

Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances March 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, and 28.

Access Dates
Audio Described - March 10, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - March 23, 2 p.m.

Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains strong language and adult content (learn more by calling 503-445-3700). Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

  • Previews Feb. 23–28 | Opening night Mar. 1
  • 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 Rose Riordan

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Reviews of "Tiny Beautiful Things"

"Exhilarating ... Strayed barely leaves her kitchen. But her passage through Tiny Beautiful Things is as resonant as her 1,100-mile mile trek through the Western wilderness and filled with collectible, golden treasures." - The Oregonian

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The World of the Play: "Tiny Beautiful Things"

Explore the world of the play. 

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"Tiny Beautiful Things" Cast & Creative Team

Meet the exciting cast and creative team behind Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things.

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An Interview with Cheryl Strayed

Typically the one answering the questions, Strayed shares some insights into the evolution of her New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Beautiful Things.

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