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Grizzly Peak Winery shows can move inside if smoky

Cast members (from left) Geoffrey Riley, Mia Gaskin, Renée Hewitt and Carlos-Zenen Trujillo rehearse a scene in "Tiny Beautiful Things," to be presented at Grizzly Peak Winery by the Rogue Theater Company Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18 and July 22-25. Photo by Gary Mark Roberts.

Smoke or no smoke, the show will go on at Grizzly Peak Winery, because performances can be moved inside if required.

Rogue Theater Company’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” scheduled Thursday through Sunday the weekends of July 15 and July 22, will be performed on the shady outdoor Oak Grove stage at Grizzly Peak. In the event of unhealthy smoke conditions, the show can be moved to the winery’s indoor event center.

“Our preference is to perform outdoors where we’ve been rehearsing,” said RTC Artistic Director Jessica Sage. “Fortunately, we can move inside if necessary.”

Director Michael J. Hume has staged the play “in the round” where audiences sit on all four sides of the stage.

“To cover our bases, we’ve rehearsed indoors as well,” Sage said, “using the same staging.”

The show is based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”). It stars Renee Hewitt, Geoffrey Riley, Mia Gaskin, and Carlos-Zenen Trujillo.

The story follows columnist “Sugar” (Hewitt) as she weaves together her personal experiences while offering insights full of light, laughter and humanity to advice seekers played by Riley, Gaskin and Trujillo. The production has adult themes and language, and runs 90 minutes without intermission.

Show times are 1 p.m. each day. There will be a preview performance July 15. The July 16 “opening” performance will be a benefit for Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equity, with wine and a talkback with the actors and director to follow.

For tickets and more information, go to roguetheatercompany.com