Ford's Theatre 2-Play Subscription: The Carpetbagger's Children and Liberty Smith
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The last date listed for Ford's Theatre 2-Play Season Subscription was Saturday January 22, 2011 / 7:30pm (and March 26 at 7:30pm).
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Reviews & Ratings
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Performances at Ford's Theater are always enjoyable. Almost all seats are good (except those with columns blocking the stage). The one-act Carpetbagger's Children is well done, but is a bit slow. It does highlight an interesting period in US History that is not often covered (Reconstruction).
Quotes & Highlights
- Learn more about <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fordstheatre.org/event/carpetbagger-s-children">The Carpetbagger's Children</a>.
- Learn more about <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fordstheatre.org/event/liberty-smith">Liberty Smith</a>, and hear <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fords.org/liberty-smith-music">music</a> from the show.
The Carpetbagger’s Children
January 21-22, 2011
by Horton Foote
directed by Mark Ramont
In a series of charming, humorous and poignant vignettes, Horton Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children weaves a captivating tapestry of family secrets, small-town life and private tragedies. At the center of the play are sisters Cornelia, Grace Ann and Sissie, daughters of a Union soldier who moved south after the war. The sisters’ bonds are challenged as they seek to preserve the family’s Texas plantation in an era of startling growth and change. Director of Theatre Programming Mark Ramont (The Rivalry) directs this powerful and thoughtful exploration of one family’s life in the Post-Reconstruction South.
An Academy Award-winning playwright, Foote won the 2002 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics New Play Award for The Carpetbagger’s Children. Washington favorites Nancy Robinette, Kimberly Schraf and Holly Twyford star in the Ford’s Theatre premiere of a play by one of the nation’s most prolific writers for stage and screen.
March 25-26, 2011
music by Michael Weiner
lyrics by Adam Abraham
book by Marc Madnick, Eric R. Cohen and Adam Abraham
based on an Original Story by Marc Madnick and
Eric R. Cohen
choreographed by Denis Jones
directed by Matt August
Ford’s Theatre presents the world premiere of Liberty Smith, a madcap musical romp through Revolutionary America. A childhood friend of George Washington, apprentice to Benjamin Franklin and linked to Paul Revere’s remarkable ride, the elusive Liberty Smith weaves his way through familiar tales of a young nation. Rife with melody and blazing with adventure, Liberty Smith recalls the lush heyday of the American musical. Experience the birth of America through the eyes of our forgotten founding father: Liberty Smith.