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Tiny Beautiful Thing - First Peek!


Fort Worth Sundance Square‭ ‬‮—‬‭ ‬May 9‭, ‬2023‭ ‬‮—‬‭ ‬Tiny Beautiful Things‭, ‬a compelling play that focuses on the simplicity of life and our universal choices‭, ‬comes to the basement space of Circle Theatre this June‭. ‬Part of the theatre’s 2023‭ ‬season of‭ ‬Real People‭, ‬Real Stories‭ ‬the narrative follows advice columnist Sugar‭, ‬who‭, ‬in reality‭, ‬is best-selling author‭, ‬Cheryl Strayed‭. ‬The basis of her book became a play‭, ‬written by Nia Vardalos‭, ‬screenwriter and star of‭ ‬My Big Fat Greek Wedding‭.‬‭ ‬A new adaptation of the book recently premiered as a television series on Hulu‭, ‬starring Kathryn Hahn‭. ‬Acclaimed local director‭ ‬Susan Sargeant‭* ‬returns to Circle Theatre‭ to direct‭.‬

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TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS | ABOUT

Tiny Beautiful Things | June 1 – June 17, 2023 Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman‭, ‬Thomas Kail‭, ‬and Nia Vardalos Directed by Susan Sargeant* ​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 is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. *contains adult language and extremely sensitive situations* Recommended for 15+ Press Contact: Taylor Staniforth | 817.877.3040 | hello@circletheatre.com


IMPORTANT DATES

Where:

Circle Theatre 230 W. 4th Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Sundance Square Entertainment District When: June 1 - June 17, 2023 Previews | (CODE: PRE) ($20) Thursday, June 1, 7:30 pm Friday, June 2, 8:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 3:00 pm

Opening Night Saturday, June 3, 8:00 pm Opening Night Reception to follow with desserts from. Loft22Cakes Regular Shows Thursdays at 7:30 pm Fridays at 8:00 pm Saturdays at 3:00 pm Saturdays at 8:00 pm School Nights ($10) Every Friday evening at 8:00pm Somme Wine Before The Show Event Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm 6/8 ticket holders are invited to a free wine tasting event before the show!




Please note that all staff and cast are vaccinated. At this time, masks are optional.



CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR + ACTORS Circle’s production is directed by‭ ‬Susan Sargeant‭*.‬‭ ‬The cast features‭ ‬Elizabeth Kensek‭* ‬‭(‬Sugar‭), ‬Jakie Cabe‭* ‬‭(‬Letter Writer‭ #‬1‭), ‬Shyama‭ ‬Nithiananda‭ (‬Letter Writer‭ #‬2‭) ‬and‭ ‬Jovane Caamaño‭ (‬Letter Writer‭ #‬3‭).‬ PRODUCTION TEAM Circle Theatre’s production team members include‭ ‬Susan Sargeant‭* (‬Director‭), ‬Kaitlin Hatton‭* ‬‭(‬Stage Manager‭),‬‮ ‬ Richard‭ ‬Morrison‭ (‬Master Carpenter‭), ‬Theresa Furphy ‮ ‬‭(Scenic Designer‭), ‬Nikki DeShea‮ ‬Smith‭ (‬Lighting Designer‭), ‬Elena‭ ‬Cruce‭ (‬ASM‭, ‬Props Designer‭, ‬Board Op‭), ‬Lowell Sargeant‭ ‬‭(‬Sound Designer),‬‮ ‬ and‭ ‬Jessie Wallace‭ (‬Costume Designer‭), ‬Jamie Milligan ‮ ‬‭(Master Electrician‭), ‬Liana Flores‭ ‬‭(‬Scenic Artist‭), ‬Adam Sellors‭ ‬‭(‬Scenic Artist‭), ‬Ashley H‭. ‬White‭+‬‭ (‬Resident Fight and Intimacy Coordinator‭), ‬TayStan Photography‭ (‬Photography‭).‬ *Member of Actors’ Equity Association | + Member SDC



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PARKING Due to changes in Sundance Square, Circle is no longer able to validate parking or valet. There is free parking after 6pm and on weekends in the garage on the corner of 3rd Street & Taylor Street (Sundance Garage 3). Head to sundancesquare.com/parking for further information regarding parking updates.

ABOUT CIRCLE THEATRE Founded in 1981 by Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry, Circle Theatre is currently producing its 42nd season of live theatre in Fort Worth. Circle Theatre's mission is the advocacy of contemporary plays rarely seen in this community. Circle is committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an intimate setting. The Theatre is partially supported by the City of Fort Worth; the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County; the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support comes from the Amon G. Carter Foundation; Communities Foundation of Texas; Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust - Bank of America, NA; the Pangburn Foundation, JP Morgan, Trustee; The Rea Charitable Trust, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc. To read Circle Theatre's full history visit: http://circletheatre.com/about/history.

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