Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Monday, May 19, 2014.

One Destiny

By Richard Hellesen
Directed by Mark Ramont
March 25-May 17, 2014
May 21-June 7, 2014
June 25-July 5, 2014

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Learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped? This 35-minute presentation explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night. Featuring costumed actors. In June 2012, the cast of One Destiny celebrated their 500th performance at Ford’s Theatre. The production also has been featured in local schools and at the White House.

Tickets for One Destiny January-May 2014 will go on sale to members/groups at 2 p.m. ET on September 16 and to the public at 10 a.m. ET on September 30.

This production is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

One Destiny was honored with The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community in 2011.

Spring Performances
In the spring, One Destiny is offered six days a week (with exceptions). When booking tickets, you may choose a ticket that includes entry into the museum. Museum entries are 30 minutes before One Destiny (i.e. 10 a.m. museum entry for a 10:30 a.m. One Destiny). If you do not wish to visit the museum, choose a ticket that includes entry on the half-hour (i.e. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.). Please note that the performance of One Destiny starts 15 minutes after the theatre entry time to allow patrons time to take photos of the theatre. For a 10:30 a.m. ticket, the performance will begin at 10:45. Tickets are valid at the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership immediately following the performance.

Summer Performances
In the summer, One Destiny is offered six evenings a week (with exceptions). When booking tickets, you may choose a ticket that includes entry into the museum. Museum entries are 30 minutes before One Destiny (i.e. 5:00 p..m. museum entry for a 5:30 p.m. One Destiny). Please note that the performance of One Destiny starts 15 minutes after the theatre entry time to allow patrons time to take photos of the theatre. For a 5:30 p.m. ticket, the performance will begin at 5:45. Tickets are valid at the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership same-day of performance before 4:30 p.m.

Downloadable One Destiny
Ford’s Theatre is pleased to make available a downloadable script of its history play One Destiny for use by schools, community groups or theatre companies.

Dates

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, May 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Friday, May 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, May 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Friday, May 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Monday, June 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:30am