Historic Ford’s Theater announces 2022/23 season

Ford’s Theater 2022-2023 Season

The Journey to Bountiful
By Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
September 23-October 16, 2022
Tiered Members On Sale: August 3-14, 2022
Public sale: August 15, 2022

Carrie Watts dreams of escaping the busy city and returning to simpler times in her beloved Bountiful, Texas. She embarks on a risky journey to her beloved hometown, with her family hot on her heels. Along the way, she encounters kindness and compassion and makes a remarkable discovery about the true meaning of home. One of the main performers of Horton Foote’s work, Michael Wilson directs Nancy Robinette as Carrie Watts with Tom Story as her son, Ludie, and Kimberly Gilbert as her stepdaughter, Jesse Mae. This classic American drama is a touching portrait of family, what we cling to and what we leave behind.

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Michel Baron
With Craig Wallace as Scrooge
November 23-December 31, 2022
Tiered Members On Sale: August 3-14, 2022
Public sale: August 15, 2022

Join the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future as they lead 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’ classic Yuletide. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a production billed as a “rich visual and vocal treat” (Mania Theater) and “infectiously joyful” (The Washington Post).

The Ford Theater Legacy Commissions: A First Look
With new works by Pearl Cleage, Dominic Taylor and Rickerby Hinds
January-February 2023
Upcoming registration dates

This free public festival previews new plays in development with the first cohort of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwrights at Ford Theater Legacy Commissions initiative. These commissions seek to expand the canon of American theater by encouraging and developing playwrights, incubating stories about social justice and racial history, and exploring the varied experiences of underrepresented and lesser-known historical figures and their contributions to American life. Highlights of First Look include public acting workshops and staged readings of works in development by Pearl Cleage, Dominic Taylor and Rickerby Hinds.

Pearl Cleage is a playwright, novelist, poet and political activist. His play, working title Something That Moves: A Meditation on Maynardexplores the life and legacy of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first black mayor.

Dominique Taylor is an African-American theater scholar and writer-director whose work has been seen across the country. His play, working title Cell surfacefocuses on the life of Ernest Everett Just, Dartmouth’s first black graduate and author of the eponymous textbook Cell surface biology (1939), and her relationship with Roger Arliner Young, a female scientist who was her assistant and collaborator.

Rickerby Hinds is a pioneer of hip-hop theatre. His play explores the story of Henry Box Brown, who was enslaved in Virginia in the 19th century and sent in a wooden crate to Philadelphia abolitionists for freedom. His play will include music and projections and will be an exciting presentation for history and hip-hop buffs.

Ford Theater Legacy Commissions are generously backed by Lead Underwriter Boeing with additional support from Home Depot and KPMG LLP.

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