Joan Didion’s Stage Adaptation of The Year of Magical Thinking
Elephant Stages (Hollywood, CA)
Bright Eyes Productions presents author Joan Didion’s adaptation of her acclaimed memoir by the same name. The 90-minute one-woman performance, starring Judy Jean Burns, is an account of the year following the sudden death of the author’s husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple’s fortieth anniversary. That devastating year also saw the death of the couple’s daughter, Quintana, from a fatal illness. Burns brings Didion’s crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance to life at the intimate Elephant Theatre in Hollywood.