The Year of Magical Thinking

A 6th Street Playhouse Special Engagement!

By Joan Didion
Directed by Craig A. Miller
Starring Grace Kingsley

"This happened on December 30, 2003.  That may seem like 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.

Starring Petaluma-based professional actress, Grace Kingsley, and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director, Craig A. Miller, this special two-weekend-only, one-woman tour de force promises to touch the heart and provoke the elemental questions we all have about the truly inexplicable and often times tragic paths life leads us down; and moreover how we as individual, resilient beings can actually choose a hopeful and life-affirming way in which to answer those questions. 

Joan Didion (Author) Born in California and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Didion has spent her adult life in New York and Los Angeles. Winner of the 2005 National Book Award, The Year of Magical Thinking is one of 13 books by Joan Didion. Her other books include Play It As It Lays, Democracy, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, Miami and Political Fictions. With her husband, John Gregory Dunne, she wrote the screenplays for such pictures as The Panic in Needle Park with Al Pacino, True Confessions with Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall, A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand and Up Close & Personal with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which awarded her its 2005 Gold Medal in nonfiction. She also received the 1996 Edward MacDowell Medal, the 1999 Columbia Journalism Award and the 2002 George Polk Book Award. She contributes to various periodicals, most frequently The New York Review of Books.

Studio Theatre

Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2014