Designing a Ghost

In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. In his original text, Dickens describes each of these ghosts in great detail; each ghost has been re-imagined by generations of designers and illustrators for page, stage and…

Video: Playwright James Still on “The Widow Lincoln”

“Obviously if you see a play at Ford’s Theatre it’s impossible not to think about Abraham Lincoln,” playwright James Still said. However, Lincoln won’t be the central character of Still’s emotional world-premiere drama that opens at Ford’s Theatre in January 2015. Set during the six weeks following the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Widow…

“Driving Miss Daisy” Theatrical Trailer

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Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace star as Daisy and Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy. Watch our new theatrical trailer and get of glimpse of why BroadwayWorld.com called the show “perfectly cast!” Driving Miss Daisy must close on Oct. 26, 2014. Learn more about the play and get tickets at: http://www.fords.org/event/driving-miss-daisy

Playwright Alfred Uhry and Atlanta

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“Write what you know” is a familiar adage in the literary world. Playwright Alfred Uhry took that advice to heart and became one of the most lauded writers currently working. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a family of German-Jewish descent, Uhry made a name for himself focusing on the people and places he knows. Uhry…

Video Interview: Daisy Director Jennifer L. Nelson

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Director Jennifer L. Nelson returns to the Ford’s Theatre for the first time since 2012 to direct this season’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jennifer sat down with us to talk about the unlikely relationship that evolves between an older Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Watch our exclusive…