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THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

by Joan Didion
April 9 - 21, 2024
A meditation on love, loss, grief and healing

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Literary Drama

A TOP 100 BOOK OF THE 21st CENTURY – The Guardian

Acclaimed author Joan Didion lived a charmed and affluent life, with a loving husband and a daughter who recently got married – until her husband died at the dinner table a month before their 40th anniversary, while their daughter lay in an induced coma in the hospital. Based on the autobiographical book by the same name, this play is a painfully honest and painstakingly remembered examination of Didion’s first year of grief, told with vulnerability and passion, offering a path through the unimaginable.

Directed by Rodrigo Beilfuss


THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING BOOK CLUB

Joan Didion’s seminal work The Year of Magical Thinking has been the choice of hundreds book clubs over the years, and PTE’s production of the play adapted by the author herself from her own book offers us the rare opportunity to dive into the book club world.

The PTE Book Club offers lovers of the book or those who are curious the opportunity to converse and discuss this beautiful and painstakingly personal examination of Didion’s first year of grief after she lost her husband.

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