Tiny Beautiful Things
Listen harder. Love endlessly.
February 23 — March 31, 2019
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
“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.
Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission.
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Join us for brief informational talks at 6:55 p.m. before every weeknight performance. Does not include preview performances.
Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances March 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, and 28.
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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Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.
"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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