Did you get through House of Cards way too fast? Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The City of Conversation, starring five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, begins performances on April 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Anthony Giardina’s new play, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, will open officially on May 5.
The City of Conversation tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (Maxwell), a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker in the nation’s capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency.
In addition to Maxwell, the cast includes John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke, Michael Simpson and Phillip James Brannon.