Elizabeth McGovern is returning to the Broadway stage for the first time in 27 years and we are thrilled. Last seen on the Great White Way in the 1992 production of Hamlet, in which she starred as Ophelia, McGovern is best known for her portrayal of Cora Crawley in Downton Abbey. She earned Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations as Cora and was an Oscar nominee for her performance as Evelyn Nesbit in the film adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime. Now, she will be leading the revival of Time and the Conways, a period piece just perfect for McGovern’s talents.
It’s 1919 at the Conway’s Yorkshire family home. Mrs. Conway (McGovern) and the family are full of optimism during a lavish twenty-first birthday celebration. The Great War is over, wealth is in the air, and the family’s dreams bubble over like champagne. But, in a twist of time and with a brief glimpse into the future, we discover that life doesn’t play out as expected. Aspirations sour, relationships fail and the truths of the Conway family's lives are revealed.
Written by J.B. Priestley (An Inspector Calls) and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), Time and the Conways is an extraordinary manipulation of time and the fates, coming to a climax as we are taken back to the original moment when this successful family began to sow the seeds of their own downfall. The story takes place at the crossroads of today and tomorrow—challenging our notions of choice, chance and destiny.
If you could turn back the clock, would you do it all again?
Wednesday, November 8 @ $277.00 Saturday, November 11 @ 277.00
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THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE! Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at 57th and Madison and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5th Ave. and 80th St.You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video.We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.