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Video: “A Christmas Carol” Theatrical Trailer

Here at Ford’s Theatre, the holidays have returned in full force. Our actors and crew are currently in rehearsal for the Ford’s Theatre’s production of… 267 more words

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Photos from the Archives: The Revival of Theatre at Ford’s Theatre

Today Ford’s Theatre stages four theatrical productions a year; but this reintroduction of live shows is only a relatively recent development. On January 30, 1968, performers appeared on stage for the first time since the night of Lincoln’s assassination. 820 more words

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a taste of the Civil War and autumn in Virginia's mountains

Except for breakfast, which always lights up my morning, yesterday’s first activities were of a sombre nature. We began with a visit to Ford’s Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was shot. 110 more words


Video: Playwright James Still on "The Widow Lincoln"

“Obviously if you see a play at Ford’s Theatre it’s impossible not to think about Abraham Lincoln,” playwright James Still said. However, Lincoln won’t be the central character of Still’s emotional world-premiere drama that opens at Ford’s Theatre in January 2015. 216 more words


Destination Wednesday: D.C. It Like A Pro

By Sharyn Alden

Of all the many, many things Washington, D.C.., is, the one thing it’s not is boring.

The capital is hands-down one of the chicest cities on the Eastern seaboard. 1,132 more words


Learning to Perform without a Live Audience: A Student Docent’s Experience

Editor’s Note: For the inauguration of our new Student Tour of the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Nadia Duncan, 17, tells us about her experience as a student docent leading a tour—in front of a camera. 888 more words

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