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Claudia McCain Talks About Love and Loss and Joan Didion
Monday, December 10, 2018


“What shall we do for dinner?”

“Isn’t that what the living always say to the dying?”

That’s what Joan Didion says in her play, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” as she talks about death…from the literature of the Middle Ages where death gives advance warning of its arrival to primate (and en contemporary) cultures, which operate on “if thinking.”

“If we sacrifice the virgin, the rain will come.” “If I keep his shoes, there’ll be there for him when he returns.”

Claudia McCain performed a masterful reading of Joan Didion’s one woman account of the year following her husband’s death this weekend at the Argyros Performing Arts Center. She did so under the direction of New York director Clove Galilee, who endeared herself to many of the theater faithful while in Sun Valley for her first time.

The play, produced by Jon Kane’s Sawtooth Productions, was enhanced by lighting and music by Samuel Mollner of The Argyros.

Learn what Claudia had to say about the play and Joan Didion in today’s Eye on Sun Valley video.

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