LCT Extends City of Conversation Starring Jan Maxwell
12 May 2014
Jan Maxwell and Kevin O’Rourke
Photo by Stephanie Berger
The Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway production of Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation, which officially opened to strong reviews May 5, has been extended to July at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
The City of Conversation, according to press notes, "tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (played by Jan 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."
Anthony Giardina is a playwright and novelist. His plays, including Living at Home, An American Family, Scenes from La Vie de Boheme, The Beach, Black Forest and Custody of the Eye, have been produced at Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Theatre Club in New York and regionally at Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory, Yale Repertory, Long Wharf Theatre and the Cleveland Playhouse.
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced from $77 to $87, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at telecharge.com or by visiting lct.org.
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