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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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KPFA Radio: Stacy Ross is "incandescent" as Joan Didion in Aurora's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING! Shows have been extended thru July 28th's matinee, but seats are filling quickly! Get yours: bit.ly/YMTAurora


KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky reviews “The Year of Magical Thinking” at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley through July 21, 2019.
Huzzah! We have been nominated for Best Live Theater Value in the East Bay Express "Best of the East Bay" contest. You can submit your vote for Aurora at EastBayExpress.com/Best. Voting ends July 20th!

Great news! THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING has been announced as a TBA recommended production. Congrats to our cast and the magical creative team! Shows continue this weekend. You can grab your tickets here: bit.ly/YMTAurora . Starring Stacy Ross in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Directed by Nancy Carlin, Scenic Designer - Kent Dorsey**, Lighting Designer - Kurt Landisman**, Sound Designer - Cliff Caruthers, Costume Designer - Valera Coble. Photo by David Allen. Member of: * Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, ** United Scenic Artists

@AuroraTheatreCo Rehearsal as for Joan Didion’s THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING started this week, and so we’re excited that a Bay Area icon, Stacy Ross, is playing another Bay Area icon, Joan Didion, to close out this season! Get… https://www.instagram.com/p/ByGnzabB9XZ/?igshid=4j5httcyh4ns

@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