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Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service have closed the historic site until further notice. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021.

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Mary Lincoln’s 40 Days of Mourning

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The Ford’s Theatre world premiere play, The Widow Lincoln, is an imagining of the 40-days First Lady Mary Lincoln spent in the White House following her husband’s assassination on April 14, 1865. Historian Catherine Clinton, biographer of Mary Lincoln, discusses what is known, and not known, about the events depicted in the play.