American Players Theatre's "The Year of Magical Thinking" Theater and Dance Based on Joan Didion's memoir, 7:30 pm on 8/28 and 1 pm, 8/31, APT-Touchstone Theatre, Spring Green. $70-$51. americanplayers.org. 608-588-2361
The Year of Magical Thinking
June 24 to October 4, 2014 (Touchstone Theatre)
By Joan Didion
Directed by Brenda DeVita
Opening night: June 28 at 3 p.m.
Based on the book by decorated literary journalist Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking recounts the twelve months following the unexpected death of her husband, and concurrent hospitalization of her only daughter. Featuring APT Core Company member Sarah Day, this beautifully told chronicle of memory and grief is heart-breaking, hopeful and absolutely riveting. Featuring Sarah Day as Joan.