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Chicago Premiere

The Year of Magical Thinking

by Joan Didion
directed by Charles Newell

Jan 14, 2010 — Feb 14, 2010

“…One of the many fine things about Fisher’s work here is that she deftly captures that side of Didion—that angularity, intellectualism, dignity, pride. Neither Fisher nor Newell make the mistake of trying too hard to get us to like Didion, clearly understanding that the ambivalence and complexity of her personality is precisely what commands our respect.” -Chicago Tribune

“…nothing short of hypnotic. And Mary Beth Fisher, under the meticulous direction of Charles Newell, gives one of those piercingly brilliant solo performances that is so gorgeously nuanced and finely chiseled that it instantly engraves itself on your memory. She is sublime.” -Sun-Times

Author Joan Didion adapts her own acclaimed memoir to the stage in The Year Of Magical Thinking. A fiercely intelligent, courageous, and witty exploration of loss, this monumental one-woman journey is performed by Mary Beth Fisher in its Chicago premiere.

Sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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