Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced plans to present Anthony Giardina’s political comic drama The City of Conversation for a limited run from Many 17-June 4. Michael Wilson directs the production, which will have an opening night on May 20.
The City of Conversation is described as "an inside-the-Beltway play about politics in family — and families in politics — as it delves into the ever-changing tapestry of U.S. Government and the people who shape it off the senate floor." In the play, Hester Ferris must choose between preserving her family and defending the causes she's spent her whole life fighting for.
The cast will feature Broadway veteran Christine Lahti (God of Carnage), as well as Jason Ritter, Steven Culp, Michael Learned, Deborah Offner, Nicholas Oteri, Johnny Ramey, David Selby, and Georgia King.
The creative team includes Jeff Cowie (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), and Hana S. Kim (projection design).