The City of Conversation



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.

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

Lincoln Center Theater

150 West 65th Street

(Broadway at 65th Street)

Vivian Beaumont/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters

New York, NY 10023

(212) 362-7600

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Lincoln Center Theater

Established in 1985, Lincoln Center Theater has become one of America's favorite nonprofit theaters, producing a year-round schedule of good plays at popular prices. The company performs at its two home spaces‚ the 1,050-seat Vivian Beaumont Theater designed by Eero Saarinen and the 294-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse ...