By Anthony Giardina
Directed by Cameron Watson
February 8 - 25, 2018
It’s 1979, and Washington, D.C. socialite Hester Ferris is notorious for her posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious girlfriend and a newly minted political agenda, it ignites a family divide that spans 30 years and six presidential administrations. A timely and moving look at a family forced to choose between defending opposing political views and keeping their family together.
Student Matinee for The City of Conversation is Friday, February 23, 2018, at 11:00 am (Read More)
With Sponsorship from Frank and Parm Williams, and Gail Beust; Elaine and Herbert Kendall; Sara Miller McCune.
ETC's 2017-18 Season Sponsored by Leatrice Luria
The season continues with The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina, nominated for the 2014-15 Outer critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Best Play. Hailed as "uncannily of the moment" by the LA Times, The City of Conversation explores family politics by looking at a family IN politics.
- Book Club, Feb 14, 2018, 5:30 - 6:30pm: Scripts are now available for checkout at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. Join other theatregoers for a lively discussion about the play from a literary and dramatic perspective. FREE!
- Pre-Show Talk, Feb 14 & 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm: Join us in the courtyard of The New Vic for an informative and insightful discussion about the play before you see it, sure to enhance your theatrical experience.
- Martini Night, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:15pm, performance at 8:00pm: Free to ticket holders. Come early to enjoy a complimentary martini and mingle before the show.
- Talk Back, Feb 22, 2018: Meet the cast after the show and discuss the production.