Tuesday, February 03, 2009
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Ford's Theatre drama 'One Destiny' at presidential museum Feb. 11-13

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[February 03, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- An original drama set in Ford's Theatre in the days following Lincoln's assassination will be presented Feb. 11, 12 and 13 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum's 250-seat Union Theater. "One Destiny," a play by Richard Hellesen, will be staged at 3 p.m. Feb. 11; 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. Feb. 12; and 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

InsurancePaid museum admission is required to attend the performances.

"One 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 www.presidentlincoln.org.

[Text from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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