Linda Pearl

Starring Linda Purl

The Year of Magical Thinking

November 12 & 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Back by popular demand, Linda Purl returns with her one-woman tour-de-force show. Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award-winning memoir, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” this show takes you on a remarkable journey about loss and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.  Linda Purl – stage, movie and television veteran actress, stars in a one-woman tour-de-force performance. This play is a tribute to an extraordinary marriage and a love letter to Didion’s daughter. Ms. Purl is known for her roles on “Happy Days” as Ashley Pfister, “Matlock” (Charlene Matlock), “Robin’s Hoods” (Brett Robin), “The Office” (Barbara Fortnum) and most recently “Designated Survivor (Julia Rombauer).


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“Purl reminds us anew of just how nuanced and singular an actress she is on stage…unbearably poignant. Purl’s razor-edged turn ultimately makes The Year of Magical Thinking an unforgettable experience…subtle variants of phrase and intent are tailor-made for a virtuoso performer of significant inner resources. And in the transcendent hands of Purl, that’s exactly what it receives.”

-David C. Nichols, L.A. Times


TV series, current: The Oath. Recent: True Blood, The Office Homeland. Over 45 TV movies, is especially known for Matlock, Happy Days. Broadway: Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting & Spending. Regional (partial): Romeo and Juliet, Oliver, Three Penny Opera, Hedda Gabler, Real Thing, Little Foxes, Merchant of Venice, Streetcar Named Desire, Glass Menagerie, Road to Mecca, Doll’s House, Copenhagen. Film (partial): Mighty Joe Young, Leo & Loree. Currently tours her solo CD’s in concerts Midnight Caravan & Up Jumped Spring.