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Latest News and Press Releases

Casting for August Wilson's "Fences" Announced

Production Plays Sept. 27-Oct. 27, 2019

Ford’s Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Timothy Douglas— one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson’s work. The production features Craig Wallace (A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman) and Erika Rose (Mosaic Theater Company's Queens Girl in Africa, Woolly Mammoth’s An Octoroon) in the roles of Troy and Rose Maxson. Performances of this powerful drama about family, duty and betrayal are September 27 to October 27, 2019, at historic Ford’s Theatre. A media performance is scheduled for October 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Wallace and Rose are joined by actors Doug Brown (Jim Bono), KenYatta Rogers (Lyons Maxson), Jefferson A. Russell (Gabriel Maxson), Justin Weaks (Cory Maxson), Janiyah Lucas and Mecca Rogers (Raynell Maxson, actors rotate in the role).

August 2019: GENERATION ABE AFTER-HOURS EVENTS FOR PATRONS AGE 21-35

Generation Abe: Museum Night, August 1, 2019; Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour, August 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Young professionals ages 21-35 can enjoy after-hours access to Ford’s Theatre at "Generation Abe: Museum Night" on August 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On August 28, 2019, Ford’s Theatre hosts "Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour" from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both events are part of Ford’s Theatre Society’s Generation Abe programming. Tickets for Generation Abe programming should be reserved in advance at https://www.fords.org/performances/discounts/generation-abe-events. A valid ID must be presented at check-in in the Ford’s Theatre lobby (511 Tenth Street NW).

Ford's Theatre 2019-2020 Season Announced

Season Includes August Wilson’s "Fences," "A Christmas Carol," "Silent Sky" and "Guys and Dolls"

Washington, D.C.—Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the upcoming 2019-2020 theatrical season will include August Wilson’s "Fences," directed by Timothy Douglas and starring Craig Wallace and Erika Rose; "Silent Sky," an inspiring drama about trail-blazing female astronomers, directed by Seema Sueko; the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls," directed by Peter Flynn; and "A Christmas Carol" featuring Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Free First Preview Ticket Initiative Continues Daytime One-Act One Destiny Runs March-June 2020 History on Foot Walking Tours Continue March-October 2020

22 Teachers from Across America selected to participate in The Seat of War and Peace summer institute July 21-26

FORD’S THEATRE PROGRAM HELPS EDUCATORS TEACH CIVIL WAR MEMORY AND MEMORIALS

Washington, D.C. – On July 21-26, Ford’s Theatre will welcome participants of The Seat of War and Peace summer teacher institute to Washington, D.C. The Seat of War and Peace is a week-long summer teacher professional development program offered by Ford’s Theatre education staff in collaboration with the National Park Service. The 2019 program includes 22 educators from 15 states and the District of Columbia. The Seat of War and Peace is designed to help educators better understand and teach about the different ways America has remembered and forgotten aspects of the Civil War. Throughout the week, teachers visit and examine different monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., and learn how to study these sites as primary sources. Teachers will return to their classrooms better prepared to engage students in nuanced discussions about the roles of monuments and memorials in their own communities.

Ford's Theatre Annual Gala Celebrates Lincoln's Legacy

GEN. COLIN L. POWELL AND MRS. ALMA J. POWELL, AND MARK RUSSELL RECEIVE THE LINCOLN MEDAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bipartisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit’s theatrical and educational programs