The English Department, McGrath Visiting Writers Series and the Film Studies Department announce a special performance of Joan Didion’s play—adapted from her memoir—The Year of Magical Thinking, presented by Theatre B and featuring Mary Cochran, Thursday, April 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Weld Hall Auditorium. It’s free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

In the aftermath of her husband’s sudden death and then the eventual death of her daughter following grave illness, Didion relates her personal journey and reveals the universal process of grieving and healing that faces us all. With this private account, she begins a much-needed public conversation about the ways people avoid the topic or learn to cope with illness, loss and the end of life.