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Victory Gardens Theater has announced the cast for its 45th season opener, the Chicago premiere of “Tiny Beautiful Things,” based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling.
The cast of Tiny Beautiful Things includes Echaka Agba (Letter Writer 2), Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sugar), August Forman (Letter Writer 3), and Eric Slater (Letter Writer 1).
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 “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.
“Tiny Beautiful Things” runs September 6 – October 13, 2019, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.