By Richard Hellesen
Directed by Mark Ramont
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 May 2014, the cast of One Destiny celebrated their 700th performance at Ford’s Theatre. The production also has been featured in local schools and at the White House.
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.
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.
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. 4 p.m. museum entry for a 4:30 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 4:30 p.m. ticket, the performance will begin at 4:45. One Destiny ticket holders may use their show tickets to visit the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership up to one hour prior to their ticket time.
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.
Tickets will go on sale to groups at 2 p.m. ET on September 15, 2014; to members on September 29, 2014, at 10 a.m.; and to the public at 10 a.m. ET on October 20, 2014.
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