Photo Flash: First Look At TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Victory Gardens
Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 - October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, TinyBeautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that "Sugar" was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Directed by Vanessa Stalling (Photograph 51 Court Theatre, A Shayna Maidel TimeLine Theatre, The Wolves Goodman) Tiny Beautiful Things is a story about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.
"We are proud to give a Chicago premiere to this gorgeous adaptation of Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. This profound and emotionally rich play deftly explores the power and complexity of love, healing and forgiveness in a way that connects us all on a basic human level," says Chay Yew. "I can't think of a more relevant play that reminds us that empathy, during these divisive times, is needed more than ever."
The creative team includes Courtney O'Neill (Scenic Design), Theresa Ham (Costume Design),Rachel Levy (Lighting Design), Jeffery Levin (Sound Design and Original Music), and Rachel Watson (Props Design).
Photo Credit: Liz Lauren
Jessica Dean Turner, August Forman