Behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol.

Get a sneak peek of the costumes, see photos of the cast in rehearsal and go behind-the-scenes of the production.

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Rayanne Gonzales on Playing the Ghost of Christmas Present

Our Ghost of Christmas Present, Rayanne Gonzales, discusses what she most looks forward to about performing one of Charles Dickens’s most iconic characters during the holiday season here in Washington, D.C.

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Becoming the Ghost of Christmas Past

Justine “Icy” Moral flies into the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past. 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.

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The Ghost of Jacob Marley: Q&A with Stephen F. Schmidt

We spoke with Stephen F. Schmidt about why he returns to Dickens’s play year after year.

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A Holiday Tradition Lincoln Would Have Enjoyed

At Ford’s Theatre, our mission is to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression. "A Christmas Carol" is not just a perennial seasonal offering—it serves as an excellent example of Lincoln’s values, as seen in the story itself and in the genius behind the story, Charles Dickens.

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The Man Behind a Christmas Carol

When Charles was 12, his father was imprisoned for having too much debt, and Charles was sent to work in a “blacking factory” for three years. For 10 hours a day, Charles would paste labels onto jars of shoe polish. His experiences at the factory were inspiration behind many of his iconic characters and work.