2015-2016 Theatre Season

The Guard (World Premiere)
By Jessica Dickey; Directed by Sharon Ott
September 25-October 18, 2015

In this world-premiere comedic drama, playwright Jessica Dickey paints shimmering portraits of Rembrandt, Homer and those who protect the art we cherish. The play opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt’s work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Guard movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty. Ford’s Theatre commissioned The Guard as part of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival—a celebration of original works by female writers in more than 50 of the Washington region’s professional theatres.

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens; Adapted by Michael Wilson; Directed by Michael Baron
November 19-December 31, 2015

The annual Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol has been a Washington tradition for more than 30 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in the production The Washington Post hailed as “musically high-spirited” and “infectiously jolly.”

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams; Directed by Mark Ramont
January 22-February 21, 2016

One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.

110 in the Shade
Music by Harvey Schmidt; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Book by N. Richard Nash
Directed and Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
March 11-May 14, 2016

In sweltering 1950s Texas, headstrong and eternally single Lizzie Curry dreams of a romantic life with someone who is her equal. When a charming stranger named Starbuck swaggers into town, he vows to end the region’s drought and awakens Lizzie to the promise she holds within. Ford’s Theatre presents this classic American musical about cowboys, confidence and courtship, based on The Rainmaker and featuring a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Local favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera stars as Lizzie.

Ford’s Theatre will also continue its performances of One Destiny and its History on Foot walking tours. Political satirist Mark Russell makes a special appearance on October 19.


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Season Sponsors: Chevron, The Home Depot
Amtrak is the official rail sponsor of Ford’s Theatre.

Photo of Mitchell Hebert, Josh Sticklin and Kathryn Tkel by Scott Suchman. Photo of Edward Gero in “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre by Scott Suchman.