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November 15 - December 31

Shiva Theater

Member tickets:
November 15 - December 4: $55
December 6 - December 31: $60

Non-Member tickets: starts at $95 + fees

Running time: 80 minutes with no intermission

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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 Award winner 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.

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From left: Phillip James Brannon, Alfredo Narciso, Miriam Silverman, Natalie Woolams-Torres, Nia Vardalos

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS is made possible with the generous support of THE EDGERTON FOUNDATION NEW PLAY AWARD and The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund.

play_circle_outline Cheryl Strayed Interview on Bay Sunday
play_circle_outline Nia Vardalos interview on TODAY
Longform Podcast: Cheryl Strayed

All orders subject to $5 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change.

World Premiere Play
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 Thomas Kail
Featuring Phillip James Brannon, Alfredo Narciso, Miriam Silverman, Natalie Woolams-Torres and Nia Vardalos (Sugar)

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Jennifer Moeller
Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter
Sound Design by Jill BC Du Boff