Westonite Maureen Anderman stars in 'The Year of Magical Thinking'

Weston actress Maureen Anderman is starring in the play The Year of Magical Thinking at The Westport Country Playhouse.

The play was written by author Joan Didion about her real life experiences in the year following the sudden and unexpected death of her husband while her only daughter grew gravely ill. The play is based on Ms. Didion’s award-winning memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, and is a remarkable story of loss, grief, and renewal.

The play is directed by Nicholas Martin and production sponsor is the Judy Point Charitable Trust. It is running from June 12 to June 30.

The play’s author, Joan Didion, will be a guest at a Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on Sunday, June 17, following the 3 p.m. matinee performance of The Year of Magical Thinking. She will converse on the playhouse stage with David Kennedy, playhouse associate artistic director. Ms. Didion will sign copies of her books which will be available for purchase.

The Sunday Symposium is free and open to the public, and offers in-depth insights and observations about the production, followed by an interactive dialogue. It is open to all, including those who attend a performance of The Year of Magical Thinking at another time. The Sunday Symposium is supported, in part, by the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

Ms. Anderman recently appeared in The Bridge Project’s international tour of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, directed by Sam Mendes. Her Broadway credits include the premieres of Edward Albee’s Seascape and The Lady from Dubuque for which she received a Tony award nomination. Last year she was honored for her work in the theater with a Westport Arts award.

The Year of Magical Thinking runs June 12 through June 30. Subscriptions are available (seasonal 4-Play, Pick 3 Plans and FlexTix) offering up to 40% off single tickets. Single ticket prices, starting at $30, are subject to change based on availability. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203 227-4177, or toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Tickets are also available online at westportplayhouse.org.

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