by Joan Didion
Starring Kathleen Chalfant
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein 

Available May 13th at 9am EST to May 16th at midnight EST

Join Keen Company for a benefit broadcast of The Year of Magical Thinking starring Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant in a one-woman tour de force performance.

Adapted from Joan Didion’s best-selling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinkingexplores the author’s poignant journey of grief following tragic personal events. Written with Didion’s trademark style of cool wit and clever observation, The Year of Magical Thinking is an intimate look at the resilience of the human heart.

Fundraiser tickets are just $25 and include access to a pre-recorded talkback with Kathleen Chalfant.

This presentation of The Year of Magical Thinking is a revival recording of the original live stream which aired on March 13th, 2021.

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What To Expect

This presentation of The Year of Magical Thinking is a revival recording of the original live stream which aired on March 13th, 2021. The one-woman show runs approximately 2 hours, including a personal opening message from Kathleen Chalfant.

Viewing Access

All ticket buyers will have access to Year of Magical Thinking from Thursday May 13th at 9am EST to Sunday May 16th at midnight EST. The video as well as the pre-recorded talkback are closed captioned, and a transcript of the performance is available.

How To Watch

Patrons will be emailed a private web link and password with their confirmation. The webpage and video on demand will be active from Thursday May 13th at 9am ESTto Sunday May 16th at midnight EST.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley DiGiorgi at or 212-216-0963.

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