Taavon Gamble, Tara Franklin and Candace Barrett Birk

Taavon Gamble and Tara Franklin

Tara Franklin and Taavon Gamble

Candace Barrett Birk and Tara Franklin

Tara Franklin (foreground) and Candace Barrett Birk in background

Candace Barrett Birk, Taavon Gamble, James Barry and Tara Franklin

Candace Barrett Birk, Taavon Gamble and James Barry

Tara Franklin

Taavon Gamble and James Barry













































All photos: Elizabeth Solaka


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), Candace Barrett Birk, and Taavon Gamble. Birk and Gamble are making their CTC debuts.

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 and Gail and Michael Perlman
Director sponsored by Jeanne and Frank Speizer


Candace Barrett Birk

Tara Franklin

James Barry

Taavon Gamble




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


Chester Theatre Company closing out season with “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle


“A hit  in their season of fine, fine theatre.” Peter Bergman in Berkshire Bright Focus