Time and the Conways
Go on a magical time-traveling journey with the Conways and see their stories unfold in this time-traversing play written by J.B Priestley. Based on the ‘Theory of Time’, this thought-provoking adventure takes place on the crossroads of today and tomorrow; challenging the very notion of choice, chance, and identity.
Why Watch Time and the Conways
‘Time and the Conways’ is a very celebrated play which comes to Broadway for the first time under the production of Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. Inspired by J.W Dunne’s theory called ‘serialism’, the plot explores the linear nature of time and combines it with the ups and downs of life.
Featuring Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee Elizabeth McGovern; ‘Time and the Conways’ tells a story of war, family romance, and universal tragedy whilst constantly exploring the singular nature of time. A multi-layered plot which inspires audiences to look at life from a new perspective, the play also paints a powerful portrait of the history of Britain between the Wars.
The takeaway from the story is the universally linear nature of time. Showcasing a family which experiences loss, failure, and death of dreams, the play leaves a strong message which tells the only way out of misery, is to experience reality in its transcendent nature.
It’s 1919. The Great War has just ended. Wealth is in the air and everyone is merry. The season of festivity is on and Britain looks forward to a great future of fame and prosperity; as do the Conways.
The play begins in the Conway home on the night of the birthday of Kay Conway. As the family members celebrate, Kay slips into a reverie and has a vision of the future. The future is as bleak as the present is bright. Time jump to 1937 on the night of the birthday of Kay Conway and the dreams, ambitions, and lives of the Conways are in total turmoil. Family tensions and unresolved resentments are running rampant among the family members. Rewind time back to 1919 and suddenly the picture is complete, the Conways are the reason for the downfall of the Conways.
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 10 and up. Please note that the theater does not allow entry for children below the age of 4
The theatre has a total seating capacity of 740. To get a better idea of your seats before confirming your booking, please refer to theAmerican Airlines Theatre seating chart.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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