Get love and life advice in ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’
SILVERTHORNE — Closing out Lake Dillon Theatre Co.’s 25th anniversary season is “Tiny Beautiful Things,” a play based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling novel. The 2012 book is a collection of real letters written to Strayed when she helmed the Dear Sugar advice column in “The Rumpus” online literary magazine.
“Tiny Beautiful Things” was adapted for the stage by the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos, who then performed as Strayed/Sugar.
Playing Sugar in the Lake Dillon Theatre Co. production is Sheryl McCallum, who recently worked with the company as Mrs. Banks in “Barefoot in the Park” earlier this year. “What excites me about ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ is diving into the character of Sugar,” the Denver-based McCallum said in a Q&A with Lake Dillon Theatre Co. “She shows her pain, her joy and her humor. It excites me that these are real letters. I’m excited to lift these words off the page and use my voice.”
Joining McCallum are Hugh Hysell, Sanam Hashemi and Kevin Minor as letter writers. Directing “Tiny Beautiful Things” is Lake Dillon Theatre Co. Producing Artistic Director Chris Alleman.
“’Tiny Beautiful Things’ is a story that really appeals to anyone who might see it,” Alleman said in a news release. “It is a humorous and poignant look into the lives of everyday people trying to make their way in the world today. It is funny, touching, affirming, sensitive, inspiring and real. All rolled into one great play. I can’t imagine a better play for all of us to come together and share together.”
“Tiny Beautiful Things” will play from Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at Lake Dillon Theatre Co.’s Flex Theater, 460 Blue River Parkway. Doors for each performance will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Tickets range from $24.50 to $44.50. For more details and to purchase, call 970-513-9386 or visit lakedillontheatre.org.
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