The Year of Magical Thinking, a Play Based on Joan Didion's Memoir
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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This is theater at its best---intimate, important material, beautifully written and masterfully acted. It is not an easy play to watch, but as Didion says in the first lines, "this too will happen to you." How she coped and what she has to tell...continued
By Joan Didion
Directed by Joy Zinoman
Starring Helen Hedman
After the death of her husband and daughter, Joan Didion distilled her grief into an astonishing memoir. Her adaptation of that razor-sharp work features a single actress and Didion’s unforgettable prose.
Photo by Denis Piel courtesy Condé Nast Publications.