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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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Previews begin tonight for Joan Didion’s THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING starring the incomparable Stacy Ross! We only have a handful of seats left thru the weekend. Try your hand at $20 rush tix! Cash only; 30 min before curtain. #auroratheatreco #auroratheatrecompany #thinkdeeperlaughlouder #joandidion #theyearofmagicalthinking




This week, enjoy the performing, literary, and culinary arts in the East Bay.
“Didion’s writing is gold standard. But how do I keep this an interesting conversation?” -- Stacy Ross on playing Joan Didion. Previews begin Friday for this moving one-hander, directed by Nancy Carlin! Get tix: bit.ly/YMTAurora


This one-performer show, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, is powered by a venerable trio: author Didion, director Nancy Carlin, and actor Stacy Ross.

@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