Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a single step closer, reached forward and touched a museum painting? Playwright Jessica Dickey imagines exactly that in her world-premiere play, The Guard, opening at Ford’s Theatre in Fall 2015.
When most people think of Ford’s Theatre, they are reminded of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, when President Lincoln was assassinated here. But when Frankie Hewitt founded Ford’s Theatre Society in 1968, she ensured that vibrant, engaging live performances would return to the restored theatre.
The Ford’s Theatre walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, by Richard Hellesen, takes visitors on an interactive journey through the facts and faces of the crime that changed American history. Keeping with tradition, we recently interviewed our newest guide who portrays Detective McDevitt on the tour.
Abraham Lincoln‘s words and philosophies have manifested themselves throughout our programming for Ford’s 150. In past Ford’s seasons, actors have tackled the role of Abe himself.In this post, actors share their experiences embodying the beloved president.
In honor of Lincoln’s birthday, this year we’re bringing the expertise of some of our most knowledgeable staff members straight to you.