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Photos by Stephanie Berger

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Running Time

2 hrs, including one 15-minute intermission

"A juicy, funny and terrific new play."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

And Now a Chat with Beth Dixon

"Jan Maxwell gives a lustrous, nuanced and moving performance."
- Jennifer Farrar, AP

LCT presents the world premiere of The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes (LCT's The House in Town; this season's Outside Mullingar; and Tony Award winner for Doubt).

In 1979, Washington D.C. was a place where people actually talked to each other...where adversaries fought it out on the Senate floor and then smoothed it out over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. But it was all about to change.

In this play spanning 30 years and six presidential administrations, five-time TonyŽ nominee Jan Maxwell plays savvy and elegant Hester Ferris, the doyenne of Georgetown dinner parties whose influence in liberal politics is legendary. But when her beloved son suddenly turns up with an ambitious Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending the causes she's spent her whole life fighting for.

Don't miss this captivating, intimate and searing new family drama about just how deeply personal politics can be.

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