On December 26, 2015, Michael Baron’s production of A Christmas Carol played its 400th performance on the Ford’s stage. Since its premiere in 2009, this company has three actors who have been with this particular incarnation of the show since it began and have never missed a performance
There’s plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but one person is rarely thanked around the dinner table. That person is Abraham Lincoln, and his connection to this American holiday may surprise you.
Written in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol quickly gained popularity in England, and it has never been out of print since. The story has proven to be a lasting tradition worldwide, including here at Ford’s Theatre, where this Christmas classic has been presented for 34 years.
Have you ever seen Abraham Lincoln pictured with Latin American liberators Benito Juárez, Simón Bolivar and Antonio Maceo? A Cuban postage stamp from 1942 depicts these four men with the tagline, “Todas las razas caben en America."
A Christmas Carol has been presented for 35 years at Ford’s Theatre. Get a glimpse at a few former stage versions with these photos. Do any of them look familiar to you?
More than 150 years have passed since John T. Ford first opened his famous Ford’s Theatre. In the latest post on the blog, we explore the theatre’s raked stage—a commonplace design in Lincoln’s day, but one that modern actors and designers find unique.