by Anthony Giardina
directed by Michael Wilson
A family divided. A country divided.
The City of Conversation is a fascinating and timely look at family politics through a family in politics. Savvy Hester Ferris is the doyenne of Georgetown dinner parties whose influence in liberal politics is legendary. But when her son suddenly turns up with a Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending her cause.
Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful) directs a new production of this award-winning play starring Christine Lahti (Emmy Award winner, “Chicago Hope” and NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Jason Ritter (HBO’s “Girls” and NBC’s “Parenthood”) and Georgia King (NBC’s “The New Normal” and HBO’s upcoming “Vice Principals”).