Tiny Beautiful Things


By Nia Vardalos

Directed By Katie Mangett

March 1-3 and 8-10, 2024

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that the pseudonymous “Sugar” published online from 2010-2012. When Strayed – a struggling writer – was asked to take over the unpaid position of advice columnist, she used empathy and her personal experience to help those seeking guidance for obstacles large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching out when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on questions which have no answers.

CONTENT WARNING: This production is intended for adult audiences. It contains strong language and descriptions of sexual assault, child abuse, and death/suicide that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.


Season ticket holders may reserve seats beginning on Monday, January 29th. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, February 2nd. For best results use your laptop or tablet. This will allow you to choose your own seat. If you use your cellphone, you will be restricted to the app giving you the “best seat available” which might not be the best seat for you.

About the Director

Katie Mangett has spent her life working in all aspects of theater. She is an accomplished director, actor, and educator. She was last seen at the Blue Slipper in two independent productions: In a Space Between and Northern Writes, where she added writer to her skills. Tiny Beautiful Things is Katie’s directorial debut for The Blue Slipper.

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