Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) begins table read and rehearsal for THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, written by Anthony Giardina. Amid the fervor of the 2020 election year, this timely political dramedy is sure to strike a chord with any family who’s ever discussed and disagreed on politics.
In 1979, Washington DC was a place where people actually talked to each other. Adversaries fought it out on the Senate floor, and then smoothed it out over drinks. This witty, literate and heartfelt play reveals just how profoundly opposing political beliefs can affect family relationships.
Directed by Joanne Gordon, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION spans three decades. From 1979, the waning days of the Carter Presidency, to the night of Obama’s inauguration, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION shows that all politics are personal. Smart and funny, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION displays the rise of polarizing politics through family matriarch Hester Ferris’ lens.
THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs March 11 – 29, 2020 at the Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep). Media and reviewers may request tickets by contacting Box Office Manager Shari Lipman at (760) 296-2966, extension 101. For interviews with the cast or director, please contact Marketing at (760) 296-2966, extension 114. For Theatre tours and information on CVRep, please contact Ron Celona, Artistic Director at (760) 296-2966, extension 102.
Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) is an equity theater company, designated a Small Professional Theatre under the Actors’ Equity Association. CVRep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide thought provoking theatre of substance.
Louise B. Ross