The Rivalry: A Drama About Abraham Lincoln, Plus Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package
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The last date listed for The Rivalry, Plus Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package was Friday February 12, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Featured review from Malena99
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An extraordinary performance! I was transported back in time. Everything about this production was perfect. There is not better way to understand history than to experience a superb performance bring it to life. Congratulations to all who made this event possible.
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I really liked this performance—I found it surprisingly lively although it was rather classical. As a non-American, it was a great way to learn more some American history in lively manner. I also really liked watching the short movies on the civil...continued
Over the course of seven debates, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas tackled the hot topics of their day: state’s rights, slavery and the intent of the Constitution. The Rivalry captures the fiery rhetoric and wry humor of those debates, while adding the insights of Douglas’s wife, Adele. As Lincoln and Douglas race for the chance to be U.S. Senator, Adele reexamines her own concepts of freedom. Ford’s Theatre Director of Theatre Programming Mark Ramont directs Robert Parsons as Abraham Lincoln, Helen Hayes Award winner Rick Foucheux and Sarah Zimmerman (The Matchmaker).
These tickets come with a Friends of Ford’s Theatre Associate Membership Package, which contains the following features:
- Includes membership for 2 people
- Preferred Member seating for performances (subject to availability)
- Members-Only Ticket Priority
- Advance notice of special performances and programs
- Invitations to selected Ford’s Theatre Members-Only events throughout the year.
- Restaurant and Discount Card
- Complimentary Ford’s Theatre Calendar
- Complimentary subscription to periodic E-newsletter
- Access to a Members-Only VIP Hotline for tickets, exchanges, and other questions
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