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FORD’S CANCELS PREVIEW PERFORMANCES OF "NECESSARY SACRIFICES" JANUARY 20-24, 2012

Ticket exchanges available
Updated performance schedule to be announced

FORD'S THEATRE SITE CLOSURE JANUARY 23, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) and Ford’s Theatre Society (FTS) announce Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, located at 511 10th Street, N.W., will be closed to the public for routine maintenance on January 23, 2012. The Petersen House (the House where President Abraham Lincoln died) located at 516 10th Street, N.W., will also be closed that day.

During this closure, visitors may visit www.nps.gov/foth and www.fords.org to experience Ford’s Theatre on an interactive level.

FORD’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES NICHOLAS STIMLER AS LITERARY AND CASTING DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C.—Ford’s Theatre Society announced that Nicholas Stimler has been appointed to the position of Literary and Casting Director. Stimler was previously the Assistant to Broadway Director and Choreographer Jeff Calhoun, who is a Ford’s Theatre Associate Artist. Stimler will manage literary submissions, develop the Society’s theatrical programming in conjunction with the Ford's programming staff and supervise casting for all productions.

ABOUT NICHOLAS STIMLER

FORD'S PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF "NECESSARY SACRIFICES"

BY RICHARD HELLESEN
DIRECTED BY JENNIFER L. NELSON

Production features David Selby as Abraham Lincoln

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" AUDIENCES RAISE MORE THAN $83,000 FOR MIRIAM’S KITCHEN

Washington, D.C. —Ford’s Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of A Christmas Carol has raised $83,007 for the Washington-based charity Miriam’s Kitchen. Donations were collected November 18-December 29, 2011. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office and members of the Ford’s Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign.

FORD'S ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 2012 OPENING OF THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP

Stage play Necessary Sacrifices (World Premiere)
Debuts at Ford’s Theatre
January 26-February 18, 2012

Film Screening of Slavery by Another Name
January 30, 2012

Center for Education and Leadership
Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference on February 8;
Private Opening Celebration February 8

Free Public Open Houses on February 12 and 20
Include Education Workshops, Author Discussions,
Ranger Programs, One-Act Performances and More

METRO ANNOUNCES TRACK WORK FOR NOV. 18-20

This weekend, November 18-20, the Metro will proceed with major track work on sections of the Blue, Yellow and Red lines.

Blue/Yellow Line: Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, buses will replace Metrorail trains between King Street and Pentagon City stations. Crystal City, National Airport and Braddock Road stations will be closed during this time.

Metro will offer a special express bus service between Metro Center and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport throughout the weekend for the benefit of airport travelers.

FORD’S PARTNERS WITH MIRIAM’S KITCHEN ON DONATION DRIVE THROUGH PERFORMANCES OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the cast of the 2011 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering with Miriam’s Kitchen to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the cast will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit Miriam’s Kitchen. Patrons can also make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office.

Metrorail Improvements Planned for the October 28-30 Weekend

Buses replacing trains on Green/Yellow Line between L’Enfant Plaza and Southern Avenue plus Red/Orange Line Single Tracking.

Metro will advance major track work on sections of the Green, Red and Orange lines over the weekend of October 28-30.

FORD’S THEATRE 2011-2012 SEASON CONTINUES WITH "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

BY CHARLES DICKENS
ADAPTED BY MICHAEL WILSON
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARON

Edward Gero Returns to Play Ebenezer Scrooge