The Public Theater presents an encore run of this comedy starring Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos and based on the eponymous book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail ('Hamilton'). More…
Vardalos is Sugar, an anonymous online advice columnist (later revealed to be Strayed) whom thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark, and glimmering light at the heart of being human.
See it if you happen to like the book and are happy and sit and listen to it read to you by actors. you don't mind a lack of tension or character.
Don't see it if you want more than a sort of "reader's theater" approach on a meticulously detailed suburban living room set.
See it if you want to be disappointed. I thought since it was brought back and was extended at the Public, it would be good. I found it very dull.
Don't see it if you have anything else to do.