The City of Conversation

The City of Conversation

by: Anthony Giardina

by: Anthony Giardina

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The City of Conversation

The City of Conversation

by: Anthony Giardina

by: Anthony Giardina

Overview

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, Hester Ferris throws Georgetown dinner parties that can change the course of Washington’s politics. 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.

From the prolific pen of novelist, essayist, and playwright Anthony Giardina comes a play about politics in family, and families in politics. A searing new drama, The City of Conversation delves into the ever-changing tapestry of U.S. Government and the people who shape it off the senate floor.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century, 1980s, 1970s
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Anthony Giardina

Anthony Giardina was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and educated at Fordham University. He is the author of the novels Men with Debts (1984), A Boy's Pretensions (1988), Recent History (2001) and White Guys (2006), as well as the story collection The Country of Marriage (1998). His fifth novel, Norumbega Park, was publ ...

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