Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work and the 2020-2021 season at Ford’s Theatre.

Read Statement

What a wondrous piece of theater!! My congratulations to all the actors for a splendid reading [of ‘Silent Sky’]! Thank you for sharing your talent and this amazing piece of history!!

- Glenda Cooke Gray
Photo of Laura C. Harris (center) with Emily Kester, Jonathan David Martin, Holly Twyford and Nora Achrati in “Silent Sky.” Photo by Scott Suchman.

Reviews

"I want to express my appreciation for the read-through of Richard Hellesen’s powerful and absorbing ‘Necessary Sacrifices.’ For this at-home viewer, it was something of a marvel to watch both actors recreate their stage performances while confined to their desks, and not for a live audience but for the unblinking stare of their laptop cameras. Craig Wallace made for a compelling Douglass, an indomitable pillar of mellifluous moral clarity and righteous anger. As for David Selby, I’ve seen a number of stage and film Lincolns, but never with the full-blooded warmth, wry humor, angst, and passion that Selby embodied with seeming effortlessness. A great share of the success of this Lincoln is, of course, due to playwright Hellensen’s deep knowledge and sharp dramatic instincts. Even so, down to his uncanny and engaging recreation of the high reedy voice we know Lincoln possessed, for an hour and three quarters, Selby *was* our sixteenth president - in all his complexity and humanity."

- Steven Lehti

"I got teary-eyed. Thanks for offering the virtual version of 'Intimate Apparel,' a play with which I was familiar, but had never seen. The most emotional moment in my viewing of the presentation was, believe it or not, during the intermission.... As the camera roamed around your beautiful, intimate, but empty theater, I was suddenly struck by how very much I've missed being in it over these past six months. I got teary-eyed. Like everyone else even remotely connected to the performing arts, I sincerely hope that your wonderful venue -- and all the others here, there, and everywhere -- will sooner rather than later be filled with enthusiastic theatergoers."

- Charlie Fontana

"Love the voices. This [reading of ‘Silent Sky’] is also more intimate than the marvelous production was. Much is lost in Zoom but things are also gained."

- Jeremy D. Mayer

"Such a wonderful show in the theater. A treat to see [‘Silent Sky’] again."

- Carol Wayman

"What a wondrous piece of theater!! My congratulations to all the actors for a splendid reading [of ‘Silent Sky’]! Thank you for sharing your talent and this amazing piece of history!!"

- Glenda Cooke Gray