The Glass Menagerie: Meet the Characters

Tennessee Williams’s memory play, The Glass Menagerie, focuses solely on the insular world of the Wingfield family. The Wingfield apartment is a confining space in both structure and feeling, and is filled with unrealized hopes and dreams. The portrait of their absentee father hangs on the wall, reminding them daily of their insignificance to the…

The Man behind the Lincoln Funeral: George R. Harrington

Planning a funeral is a difficult task under normal circumstances. Planning the funeral of a recently assassinated U.S. president brings that task to another level of complexity. That responsibility fell to 50-year-old George R. Harrington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, shocked Washington and the…

We’re Tweeting All the Things: Find Our Staff on Twitter

Want to see photos from backstage at Ford’s? Learn about artifact restoration from our collections manager? Find out what happens during a Ford’s Theatre photo shoot? Discover this and more on several new staff Twitter handles. @LaurenBeyea Lauren Beyea, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing What she tweets: Sharing info on Ford’s photo shoots and…

Remembering Vinnette Carroll: Pioneering African-American Director and Her Connection to Ford’s

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Did you know that since reopening as a working theatre in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has been the birthplace of more than 35 world-premiere plays and musicals? This means that on average, one out of every five or six shows produced by Ford’s Theatre Society is a world-premiere! In fact, during the last 10 years alone…

Video: Exploring the Music of “A Christmas Carol”

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Jennie Berman Eng and Cynthia Gertsen from the Ford’s Education staff, recently sat down to discuss the Ford’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, and how it transforms the play with musical moments. In the video below, they explain the use of certain carols in the performance and how they are purposefully…