WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that visitors may now enhance their experience at the historic site by renting an Acoustiguide Audio Tour featuring stories, character voices, sound effects and historic photos. Acoustiguides are available in adult and youth (age 8-12) versions and may be reserved through Ticketmaster when purchasing advance timed-entry tickets. Additionally, daytime performances of the one-act play One Destinyby Richard Hellesen will resume April 4-May 21.
LIBERTY SMITH MUSIC BY MICHAEL WEINER; LYRICS BY ADAM ABRAHAM BOOK BY MARC MADNICK, ERIC R. COHEN AND ADAM ABRAHAM BASED ON AN ORIGINAL STORY BY MARC MADNICK AND ERIC R. COHEN CHOREOGRAPHED BY DENIS JONES DIRECTED BY MATT AUGUST
Production features Geoff Packard (Candide for Shakespeare Theatre Company and Goodman Theatre) as Liberty Smith
Metrorail will conduct significant safety and reliability work on the Blue, Orange and Red rail lines to comply with National Transportation Safety Board recommendations during the Presidents Day Holiday Weekend, causing some temporary service changes for customers that will mean a safer, smoother ride once the work is complete.
Washington, D.C.—The National Park Service and Ford’s Theatre Society announced that Abraham Lincoln’s wool overcoat, worn to Ford’s Theatre the night of his assassination, will return to its display in the Ford’s Theatre Atlantic Lobby on February 9, 2011. A replica of the Brooks Brothers coat has been on display since June 2010 while the original spent several months in conservation storage as arranged by the National Park Service. The original coat will remain on display until August 2011.
Washington, D.C.—The National Park Service (NPS) and Ford’s Theatre Society (FTS) announced that the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, comprising the Theatre and Museum (located at 511 10th Street, NW), will close to the public for facility maintenance on January 14, 2011. The Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) is currently closed for repair and rehabilitation until spring 2011.
Washington, D.C. — The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of A Christmas Carol has raised $77,011.16 for the Washington-based charity So Others Might Eat (SOME). Donations were collected November 20-December 29, 2010. 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.