Joan Didion Irving Penn

The Year of Magical ThinkingReturn

Playwright Joan Didion Producer Aurora Theatre Company  [Website] Description In this dramatic adaptation of her critically lauded, National Book Award-winning memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden unexpected loss of her husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, and the illness of their daughter, Quintana, into a stunning one-woman play. In her grief, Didion found herself living inside self-protective delusions in the form of “magical thinking,” for she knows if she falls into the “vortex” of reality, she will be lost. Bringing her trademark style of cool observation, along with a personal and heartbreaking story, Joan Didion has crafted a singularly moving, theatrical experience.

“AN INTENSELY PERSONAL YET UNIVERSAL STORY OF HOPE IN THE FACE OF INESCAPABLE LOSS.” — PLAYBILL
Running Time 1:30 Performers Stacy Ross Creative Staff Nancy Carlin   [Director]
Kent Dorsey   [Scenic Designer]
Valera Coble   [Costume Designer]
Kurt Landisman   [Lighting Designer]
Cliff Caruthers   [Sound Designer]

Aurora Theatre

2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704   Box Office:  (510) 843-4822
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