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!
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.
On Lincoln’s 158th birthday, Ford’s Theatre reopened as a working theatre, presenting its first play since the evening of Lincoln’s assassination. Since that performance of John Brown’s Body on February 12, 1968, Ford’s has honored Lincoln’s legacy and his love of the performing arts for nearly 50 years.
Nearly every American teacher has either had to read or teach Death of a Salesman in their lifetime. It’s a classic! Ford’s Theatre collaborated with Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) to devise a fresh, cross-disciplinary lesson plan to tackle the theme the American dream. Read more from Jennie Eng and SAAM Teacher Programs Coordinator Elizabeth Dale-Deines.
Justine “Icy” Moral flies into the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past during the 2017 holiday season at Ford's Theatre. We spoke with Justine this summer about what she’s most looking forward to about taking on one of Charles Dickens’s most iconic characters.
View some of our favorite Instagram posts from cast, artists, crew and fans as we present Death of a Salesman on our historic stage.
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.