Paid museum admission is required to attend the performances.
Destiny" takes place on the stage of Ford's Theatre in Washington,
D.C., in the days following the assassination of President Lincoln
in April 1865. Harry Hawk, the actor who was performing onstage when
the president was shot, revisits the night of April 15 with Harry
Ford, the theater's manager. The two actors play several characters
during the course of the 40-minute play, which features Terry Jones
and Ed MacMurdo.
"It's another way to tell history in an entertaining way," said
director Phil Funkenbusch. "We get into the skin of these two men
who were affected by what happened to the president. Once again,
figures from history come alive for an audience. The play puts
another human face on an historical event."
"One Destiny" was commissioned by and premiered at Ford's Theatre
in 2007. The production at the presidential museum is part of the
observance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.
For more information on events at the museum, visit
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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