Topeka, Kan. – Patrons of the arts in Topeka and surrounding communities have another theatrical opportunity as Washburn University theatre starts a new production run Nov. 10. Washburn University theatre will present “Tiny Beautiful Things” November 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 20 at 2 p.m. in the Neese-Gray Theatre in the Garvey Fine Arts Center on the Washburn University campus. The play contains strong language and adult themes.  

     The public is invited and tickets are a suggested $10 donation for general seating. Tickets may be reserved at or prior to performances at the Washburn Theatre Box Office. All donations go toward Washburn theatre scholarships. 

     “Tiny Beautiful Things” is based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos. The play follows a new advice columnist who must struggle with her new role in answering the joys and pains found in the letters sent to her. The play features four actors playing many characters.  Washburn students Madeline Dumler, Ace Braden, Erin Watts and Jake Andersen are featured in the show, which is directed by Barbara Dingman.

     Dingman, says "I am having a great time. The cast is wonderful and so hard working. I believe we are creating a wise and beautiful show full of wit and sincere emotion....a thrilling project."

     For more details visit the Washburn University theatre website at

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Telephone: (785) 670-2153
Cell: (785) 230-1648


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