Written by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer
August 18-29

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human based on the “Dear Sugar” column written by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things offers affirmation of love and loss, of pain and pleasure, of deep loneliness and shared humanity. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things is the story of what we can feel and learn when we open up to each other, and to hearing answers we can’t figure out on our own. Starring CTC Associate Artistic Director Tara Franklin as Sugar, James Barry (2021 season opener Title and Deed), and Paul Pontrelli (I and You, The Aliens, Curve of Departure) are featured as the letter writers. Candace Birk, whose work as both an actor and director is known to regional audiences, including those at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and A.C.T. in San Francisco, makes her CTC debut.

Tiny Beautiful Things turns out be about the endangered art of listening to – and really hearing and responding to – other people.” The New York Times

Sponsored by:
Cipora Brown and Steven Feiner
Jeanne and Frank Speizer


Candace Barrett Birk

Tara Franklin

Paul Pontrelli

James Barry



Scenic Design by Juliana von Haubrich

Costume Design by Charles Schoonmaker

Lighting Design by Lara Dubin

Sound Design by Nathan Leigh

Stage Managed by Leslie Sears