Meet the fictitious and historically based characters found in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play “Jefferson’s Garden.” The Ford’s Theatre production plays to February 8, 2018.
At Ford’s Theatre, we often face an interesting dilemma when presenting plays and musicals that have ties to history. Because Ford’s is inextricably tied to our national history with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, many in expect any aspect of American history portrayed on our stage to be 100 percent truthful to the facts. Patrick Pearson discusses.
Jefferson's Garden Director Nataki Garrett discusses Thomas Jefferson's legacy and how Timberlake Wertenbaker's play shines new light on the beginnings of America.
Have you ever wondered how Ford’s Theatre keeps the costumes and wigs of A Christmas Carol looking fresh year after year? See photos and hear from the team that keeps the magic happening time after time!
No humbugs here! Our cast, crew and fans are having as much fun backstage as you see on stage in A Christmas Carol.
Since reopening in 1968, Ford's Theatre has remained a working theatre that presents performances that entertain, inspire empathy and share insights into historical events and individuals like Lincoln himself. See more about the history we showcase on our stage.
Our current production of A Christmas Carol celebrates its 500th performance on December 9, 2017. That’s a lot of bah humbugs and pounds of theatrical snow!
Ford’s Theatre is committed to hiring and featuring local actors. This allows artists the chance to explore a wide variety of material and gives audiences an opportunity to watch their favorite actors transform from role to role.
Timberlake Wertenbaker has written extensively for the stage, radio and film. In January 2018, Ford’s Theatre presents the American premiere of her latest play, Jefferson’s Garden. Read her thoughts on writing about the complex beginnings of our nation and our relationship with freedom
Actress Felicia Curry, who you’d recognize from former Ford's productions like A Christmas Carol and Spelling Bee, steps into the pages of revolutionary history in January 2018. She'll play Susannah—an enslaved woman who is tempted to fight for the British when they promise her liberty—in the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden, by Timberlake Wertenbaker.