Under the direction of Steve Campo, the 90-minute production began performances April 17 and continues through May 24.
Jefferies, who appeared Off-Broadway in Christopher Shinn's What Didn't Happen as well as in the Hartford Stage productions of Our Town, A Streetcar Named Desire and Bad Dates, appears in the play based on the best-selling memoir that paints a vivid and heartfelt picture of a family dissolving while Didion struggles to maintain security through her grief and memories. Didion relives the death of her husband of 40 years, writer John Gregory Dunne. Complicated by Didion's ailing comatose daughter, Quintana, who Didion would also lose, the events of one night — and the year that followed — are recounted in a candid and intimate manner.
Designing the Hartford engagement are Brian Prather (sets), Marcus Doshi (lighting) and J. Hagenbuckle (sound).
Tickets to The Year of Magical Thinking at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-7838.
For more information visit the TheaterWorks website at theaterworkshartford.org.