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The Year of Magical Thinking

“AN INTENSELY PERSONAL YET UNIVERSAL STORY OF HOPE IN THE FACE OF INESCAPABLE LOSS.”  — PLAYBILL 

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.

 

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We’re seriously excited to present this production!
Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, California closes its dynamic 27th season with a poignant adaptation of Joan Didion's memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Nancy Carlin (A Life In The Theatre, The Second Man) will direct Stacy Ross (Leni, Hedda Gabler, Gidion's Knot) in a solo performance. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING runs June 21 - July 21 (Opens: June 27)
Up Next at Aurora: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING By Joan Didion | Directed By NANCY CARLIN Starring: STACY ROSS Performances start JUNE 21st! 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

@AuroraTheatreCo Our 2019/2020 season brochures are in! Coming real soon to a mailbox near you (or grab it at the theatre)! . Head over to http://auroratheatre.org/1920season to check out our three Bay Area Premieres, a recent Broadway hit,… https://www.instagram.com/p/BxyDGjnh_R4/?igshid=208zfzkc1uj6

@AuroraTheatreCo Up Next at Aurora: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING By Joan Didion | Directed By NANCY CARLIN Starring: STACY ROSS Performances start JUNE 21st! In this dramatic adaptation of her critically lauded, National Book… https://www.instagram.com/p/BxtBsi8jWgk/?igshid=1r26dut1431m8

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