Tim Mackabee's imaginative multi-layered set transports audiences to Willy Loman’s home in 1940s Brooklyn, New York. Click through to watch the video on his thoughts about his set design.
Since 2005, visitors to Ford’s Theatre have been able to step back in time with National Park Service volunteer Mike Robinson, who portrays Washington Police Chief A.C. Richards. As “The Chief,” Robinson offers the perspective of a man who both witnessed the Lincoln assassination and then investigated it. Learn about how he originated the role, how he prepared and how visitors react.
Though it premiered in 1949, Death of Salesman—like all classics—sounds strikingly relevant to our modern ears. Miller was taking aim at the myth of the American dream in post-war America, but his critique continues to ring true today
Fifty years after Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman, our cast reflects on how timeless the story has remained. Craig Wallace, Kimberly Schraf, Danny Gavigan and Thomas Keegan share their perspective on the roles they play and how they relate to the Loman family.
The musical Ragtime tells a story set just after the turn of the 20th century, when the United States became known as a melting pot. As we see in the musical, Americans of this era experienced great social upheaval as a new century dawned.
During spring 2017, Ford’s Theatre presents Ragtime, an epic Tony-winning musical based on E. L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel about three families striving for the American dream. We spoke with director Peter Flynn about his thoughts on the play’s expansive musical score, striking relevancy and confrontation of both unbridled optimism and the stark reality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Albee wrote a snapshot of life on a New England college campus in the early 1960s. As with most of his work, he had no interest in what life was supposed to be, but instead delved into the actuality of life itself. This is not the typical mid-20th century life that we often see depicted on television or in the movies.
Hear from the cast of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-- a wildly funny and heart-wrenching stage play about what happens when two 1960s couples gather for a late-night drink after a faculty party.
You will likely read many tributes about Edward Albee the genius, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and the multiple Tony Award winner. For me, Edward was my colleague and friend, and I was fortunate to get to see sides of him the public often wasn’t privy to. I want to tell you about Edward Albee, the man.
Want to know what it’s like to learn by working alongside the staff at Ford’s Theatre? Hear from four fall 2016 college student interns.