Date(s) - 11/16/2019
Location & All Show Dates
Beacon Theatre Company (at Elite Theatre Company)
Contact Info for Location
Website: Beacon Theatre Company (at Elite Theatre Company)
Phone Number: (805) 233-6965
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This comedy is not about the legendary CBS American broadcast journalist, Walter Cronkite, but is about finding common ground amid differing political views. A fierce thunderstorm has shut down airports up and down the East Coast. Two women, who appear to have nothing in common, are stuck in a waiting area at Reagan National Airport. Have you ever been seated in a cramped space for a long time next to an annoying stranger who won’t shut up? Patty is a chatty southerner—a blue-collar woman from a red state—who is almost physically unable to tolerate silence. Margaret is a Washingtonian, reserved, educated, liberal and not interested in sharing her thoughts, or her table, with Patty. Forced together for a long night in a public place, the two strangers have no choice but to share a bottle of wine and begin to talk…and to listen. Their conversation is funny, difficult, deeply revealing and astonishingly frank. Patty and Margaret share details of their lives that lead them to a place of kinship neither of them could have imagined. Yes, Walter Cronkite is dead, but his wisdom and compassion lives on in this insightful comedy about what might be possible if people from opposite sides of the political aisle would stop shouting and take even one night to listen.