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Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
19 Sep - 12 Nov 2017
Handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope and forgiveness.
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Nia Vardalos returns to the Public Theater in this well-received drama from 2016, based on the novel by Wild author Cheryl Strayad. Adapted for the stage by Vardalos herself, this touching work is based on the true story of an anonymous online advice columnist who called herself Sugar, who drew upon her own tragic life experiences to help the thousands who bombarded her with pleas for help. Filled with vignettes and anecdotes from the many letters she replied to, Sugar's true identity becomes apparent; Sugar is in fact, Strayed herself.
Canadian-American actress Vardolos is perhaps best-known for her breakout 2002 comedy movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. More recently however, she has turned her considerable writing talents to the stage, with this thoughtful work.
First premiering in 2016, it was directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail of Dry Powder and Hamilton) and examines how each human being can heal and move on when stuck, whilst being able to empathize with others in the same boat. This revival will once again be helmed by Kail, when it comes to the Newman Theater this September, for a limited engagment.
Opening night: 19 September 2017
Booking through until: 12 November 2017
Suitable for ages 12+
80 minutes without intermission
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