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Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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2 stars
I was worried about getting crappy seat but they were great seats-third row, center. The way seating is set up, there aren't really any bad seats in the theater.
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"The Year of Magical Thinking"
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34 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 01 2009

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

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16 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 05 2009

One woman show done performed by a very talented woman!

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9 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 26 2009

very well done. would have loved to see the version with Vanessa Redgrave, but the DC actress was moving and captured Didion well: practical to a fault and stunned by the death as well as her reaction to it.

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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.