Joan Didion’s THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
Presented by Cesear’s Forum
Featuring Julia Kolibab
An adaptation of the award-winning, bestselling memoir, 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. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING employs a distinct cadence of language that reflects disorientation; an abrupt changing of the rules by which you have lived your life. The telling is deeply personal and gut-wrenching.
In this time of pandemic, the individual battle with conjecture, instinct and changing circumstances couldn’t be more relevant, giving the work about coping additional resonance.
Cesear’s Forum is dedicated to presenting unconventional, new or lesser known plays that explore theory and technique to reveal aspects of the social, political, economic and ideological properties of daily life. The company produces intermittently, on a project by project basis (unusual in Cleveland), currently, one play per year, rather than a traditional seasonal approach.
Intimate, minimalist, professional and distinctly non-commercial, the company operates from a truly non-profit perspective.
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