With a classic musical gracing the stage, and several immersive historic performances and lectures, Ford's Theatre near downtown D.C. is the place for a fun and informative day of theatre.
Infamously known as the site of President Lincoln's assassination, Ford's Theatre pays homage to this pivotal historic event every spring and summer. In addition to the show-stopping musical Guys and Dolls making its home at the theatre this spring, you can catch a one-act play, a symposium, and a walking tour—all of which focus on the assassination.
Guys and Dolls | March 13–May 20
The classic musical comedy about the melding of the worlds of gamblers, showgirls, and missionaries will grace the stage at Ford's Theatre from March 13 to May 20. Set in 1950s New York City, this game of love and loss features some of classic musical theater's better-known songs, such as "Luck Be a Lady." The energetic show is sure to leave audiences dancing and singing in the aisles. You can buy tickets for this exciting production here.
Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium | March 21
For those who want to learn more about the life, work, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, the Abraham Lincoln Institute is hosting a symposium at Ford's Theatre. The event starts at 9 a.m. on March 21 and continues until 5 p.m. The symposium is free, but you do need an entrance ticket.
One Destiny | Opens March 23
A one-act play, the production of One Destiny explores the happenings of the night of Lincoln's Assassination. Actors bring to life actor Harry Hawk, who was performing with John Wilkes Booth that fateful night, and original theatre owner Harry Ford. The two characters re-visit the assassination as they try to learn exactly what happened. This production will open near the end of March and continue through the summer.
Investigation: Detective McDevitt | Opens March 25
Produced by Ford's Theatre, this dramatic historic walking tour guides visitors through the night of Lincoln's assassination. An actor portraying Detective James McDevitt, the detective who was the first to respond to the assassination, guides enthusiasts along the path Detective McDevitt likely took. Visitors will learn about clues, facts, and conspiracy theories on this outdoor walking tour.
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