Karisa Bruin to lead cast of Thingamajig’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’


In a harmonious blend of raw emotion and poignant storytelling, Thingamajig Theatre Company presents “Tiny Beautiful Things” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts opening on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. 

Hailed as a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times when it originally opened in 2016, this production is not just a play — it’s an intimate symphony of human empathy, featuring the talent of Karisa Bruin in the role of Sugar, the writer who navigates the complexities of life.

The New York Times lauds “Tiny Beautiful Things” as an exploration of the endangered art of listening and responding to others, a sustained theatrical exercise in empathy that transcends the ordinary. 

At the heart of this narrative is Bruin, who breathes life into the character of Sugar — a role that requires finesse and emotional acuity. Bruin’s portrayal promises to be an insightful journey into the human experience, a performance that will linger in the minds of the audience.

Joining her on stage is a stellar cast of letter writers, each bringing their unique stories to the forefront. Anna Hershey, Ivy King, Anita Bens, Scott Bruin and Gus Palma form a supporting ensemble that adds depth and richness to the tapestry of “Tiny Beautiful Things.” Their collective talents promise an evening filled with authenticity and genuine human connection.

Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book serves as the inspiration for this theatrical masterpiece, adapted by Thingamajig Theatre Company and director Laura Moore. The production’s meticulous attention to detail ensures a seamless blend of narrative threads, creating an emotional mosaic that resonates with audiences on a level few plays can deliver. “Tiny Beautiful Things” is not merely a spectator sport but an invitation to engage, to feel and to connect with the shared experiences of the characters portrayed.

Secure your tickets now for this one-of-a-kind event at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, where “Tiny Beautiful Things” promises to be a moving experience with plenty of “life” to think about at the play’s conclusion.

For tickets and more information, visit pagosacenter.org or call (970) 731-SHOW (7469).