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New Scrooge in Town: Craig Wallace Joins the Ford's Theatre "A Christmas Carol"

This holiday season, Ford’s Theatre celebrates 35 years of presenting A Christmas Carol, and acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace steps into the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the first time. 659 more words


Washington, DC: Ford's Theatre and Abraham Lincoln's Legacy

Abraham Lincoln holds a vital place in American history, and reminders of him can be found in many places throughout the nation’s capital, Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial, located at the west end of the National Mall, is the most obvious dedication to the late President. 528 more words


Lincoln and the Petersen House: How Their Histories Intertwined Before April 1865

In the years leading up to April 1865, William and Anna Petersen, both German immigrants, owned and occupied the Petersen House. They raised 10 children on the second and third floors of the home, while opening the basement and first floors to strangers. 889 more words


The Drawing Room Comedy aka “But how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

With Victorian times, the comedy of manners transformed into a drawing room comedy, a play in which the upper classes could be scoffed at as they tried to remain oh, so proper as crazy events took place around them. 461 more words

Slapstick Comedy

Casting Announced for "Come From Away"

We are thrilled to share the casting information for the Washington production of Come From Away! Many in our cast have performed with the… 215 more words


Cartes de Visite: Understanding the First Social Media Craze

Long before Snapchat and Instagram, cartes de visite (“CDVs”) were the latest trend in image-sharing social media. And, at the time, they were considered just as high tech as Snapchat and Instagram are today. 975 more words



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