Jill Charlotte Thomas' meticulously researched new play California Dreamin' explores the events leading up to the Manson family murders of 1969 and suggests a friendship between Charles Manson and coffee heiress and murder victim Abigail Folger. This alternative theory suggests that the killings may not have been entirely random, that the attackers may have known their victims and that there was a cover-up to protect Folger's reputation. The MET Theatre Artistic Director L. Flint Esquerra directs the production.
**THIS PLAY IS A WORK OF FICTION. ALTHOUGH IT IS INSPIRED BY REAL PEOPLE AND ACTUAL EVENTS, IT IS NOT, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE, AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF REAL PEOPLE, REAL INCIDENTS OR HISTORICAL EVENTS AS THEY ACTUALLY OCCURRED.**