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Ford's Theatre's 2014-2015 Season

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"Driving Miss Daisy"
By Alfred Uhry; Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
September 26-October 26, 2014
When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic.

"A Christmas Carol"
Edward Gero Returns as Scrooge
By Charles Dickens; Adapted by Michael Wilson; Directed by Michael Baron
November 20, 2014-January 1, 2015
The annual Ford's Theatre production of A Christmas Carol has been a Washington tradition for more than 30 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens's Yuletide classic. Celebrated Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in the production The Washington Post hailed as "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly."

"The Widow Lincoln" (World Premiere)
By James Still; Directed by Stephen Rayne
January 23-February 22, 2015
Ridiculed and disdained for her perceived sense of entitlement, Mary Todd Lincoln sparked more controversy than any First Lady before or since. Set during the weeks following Abraham Lincoln's murder at Ford's Theatre, The Widow Lincoln portrays a very human Mary in the aftermath of her husband's death as she mourns the post-war life they will never share. Playwright James Still ("The Heavens Are Hung in Black") returns with an emotional drama that explores the tenacious attitudes and heartbreaking grief of the maligned "Mrs. President." Ford's Theatre commissioned this world premiere as part of the Ford's 150, a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.

"Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War"
By Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy; Music by Frank Wildhorn; Adapted by Richard Hellesen and Mark Ramont; Directed by Jeff Calhoun
March 13-May 20, 2015
This epic, concert-style musical features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by those who lived through the Civil War. With rousing music and stirring speeches, the musical evokes the soaring hopes and tragic losses of the real people of Civil War America. Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's "Newsies") returns to direct this lively historical opus. Ford's Theatre is developing this work as part of the Ford's 150, a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.

"Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination"
April 2015 will mark 150 years since the assassination of Lincoln. The Ford's 150 honors the life and legacy of our 16th President.

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About Ford's Theatre Play

A visit to the Ford's Theatre campus traces the story of Abraham Lincoln's presidency, assassination and legacy. Whether for a brief visit or for the full experience, Ford's will deepen your appreciation and understanding of America's 16th president.
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