The Year of Magical Thinking

2008 Elliot Norton Award Winner


Rockport Resident



The Year of Magical Thinking


Gloucester Stage for Two Nights Only

For two performances only 2008 Elliot Norton award winning actress and Rockport resident Nancy E. Carroll revives her critically acclaimed portrayal of Joan Didion in The Year of Magical Thinking directed. by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel. The special performances of The Year of Magical Thinking are Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. and Monday, July 13 at 8 p.m. at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Tickets are $37 for all performances. .Ms. Carroll revives her performance of Joan Didion from last season’s Lyric Stage Company production. The stage adaptation of The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion is based on her best selling memoir. Ms. Didion recounts her story with profound candor, humor and compassion as she faces the sudden death of her husband and serious illness of her daughter. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit

Rockport resident Nancy E. Carroll has performed at Gloucester Stage in Happy Days, My Old Lady, the Elliot Norton Award winning production of Collected Stories and most recently last season in Doubt. Her regional credits include Brendan, Present Laughter, The Rose Tattoo and Dead End with the Huntington Theatre Company; Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Lyric Stage Company; Virginia in The Clean House, Nancy Shirley in Frozen, and Evelyn in Kindertransport at New Repertory Theatre; The Homebody in Homebody/Kabul at Boston Theatre Works; Nancy Blake in The Women and Joanne in Company with Speak-Easy Stage Company; Lily in A Man of No Importance in a joint production with the S’g’n and SpeakEasy Theatres; Halie in Buried Child and Woman in The Unexpected Man at the Nora Theatre Company; Nurse in Romeo & Juliet at North Shore Music Theatre; Gertrude in Hamlet and Paulina in Winter’s Tale at the Publick Theatre. She received the IRNE Award for Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the New Repertory Theatre and Elliot Norton Awards for Mommo in Bailengangaire with the S’g’n Theatre Company and Woman in Brendan and Ms. Erickson in Present Laughter with the Huntington Theatre Company.