The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking
By Joan Didion
Directed By Bari Newport

June 4 through June 26

Preview performance: Friday, June 3

1hr 40min
No intermission

“This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you…”

In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, which The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief… a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage,” Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.

“The passion lies underneath… this quirky, defiantly literary play… Her writing sounds like an out-of-body experience.”Washington Post

“The play shares the book’s rigorous, transcendent intensity. It also shares its author’s unmistakable diction and rhythms… it’s dazzling: suspenseful, precise, suffused with terribly won wisdom.” Time Out Chicago



The Year of Magical Thinking” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.