Lifelong Washingtonian and community advocate Theresa Howe Jones passed away last week at the age of 84. She leaves a legacy of meaningful work in the Anacostia neighborhood and in D.C. as a whole.
The fabled Georgetown salons of yore were where Beltway power players from both sides of the aisle gathered to schmooze and socialize. “The City of Conversation” at Arena Stage opens at the dawn of the Reagan era in the home of a powerful hostess who sees her own relationship with her son splinter over their political differences. Their story mirrors the decades-long decline of these salons and the political camaraderie that thrived at those elegant parties.
- Sally Quinn Founding Editor, "On Faith"
- Margaret Colin Film and stage actress; Lead in "The City of Conversation"
- Anthony Giardina Author, playwright; author, "The City of Conversation" at Arena Stage
Scene from "The City of Conversation"
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