A new play byAnthony Giardina
Directed byDoug Hughes

Newhouse Theater

2015 Drama League Award Nominations:
Jan Maxwell, Distinguished Performance Award

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations:
Best Play
Jan Maxwell, Best Actress in a Play
Beth Dixon, Best Featured Actress in a Play
 

"A juicy, funny and terrific new play."

The New York Times, May 5, 2014

LCT presented the world premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes (LCT's The House in Town 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 Tony® 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.

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