Video: Director/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge on “110 in the Shade”

Desperate times call for desperate measures … Or do they? Next up at Ford’s Theatre, follow the story of Lizzie Curry as she encounters drought, falls in love with a con man and searches for self-acceptance in 110 in the Shade. Set in a small Texas town, 110 in the Shade follows Lizzie as she chooses between a life with a charismatic outsider, or a relationship with a kind sheriff who appreciates her true self.

The company of Ford's "110 in the Shade." Photo by Scott Suchman.

In the video below, director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge sets the scene for the characters in 110, discussing the actors who portray them and the overarching sense of desperation they face without water or hope for the future.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge is no stranger to the D.C.-theatre community, having won a 2010 Helen Hayes Award for her reinvention of Ragtime here at the Kennedy Center. Her production of Ragtime also went on to Broadway where it earned Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire award nominations. Watch the video below to learn what excites her about bringing 110 in the Shade to life.

Sydney Ouellette is a Ford’s Theatre Marketing and Communications Intern and undergraduate student at American University, where she is pursuing Business Administration, with a focus in Arts Management.