TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kial and Nia Vardalos
directed by Thomas Kail
featuring Nia Vardalos as "Sugar
The Public Theater, Shiva Theatre
Nov. 15 - Dec 18, 2016
Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) makes her Public Theater debut with a richly funny, uniquely uplifting new show based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, the best-selling author of Wild.
Vardalos is Sugar, the anonymous online advice columnist—later revealed to be Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human.
Tony nominee Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this exceptionally moving new play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answer.