The Year of Magical Thinking

by  Joan Didion

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f

"This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won't when it happens to you..."


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The Year of Magical Thinking

by  Joan Didion

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Biography
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"The passion lies underneath...this quirky, defiantly literary play...Her writing sounds like an out-of-body experience." - Washington Post, Read More

Keywords

Aging, Death, Love, Marriage, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Joan Didion

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,

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The Broadway production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare.

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