The City of Conversation

Performance Dates

Georgetown hostess Hester Ferris runs in an elite circle, opening her home for political foes to lay down arms and raise a glass. When her son’s formidable, conservative wife comes on the scene, the parlor pleasantries of D.C.’s past descend into entrenched posturing and an ultimatum that could implode the family. Follow the Ferris clan from the end of Carter’s presidency through the Reagan era and into Obama’s game-changing inauguration in this “smart, literate and funny” (The New York Times) inside look at the theater of politics and the politics of conversation.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Donald Logan
Hester Ferris
Anna Fitzgerald
Jean Swift
George Mallonee
Collin Ferris/Ethan Ferris
Young Ethan Ferris
Carolyn Mallonee
Chandler Harris

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