Venue Details

Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Ronald Jones
9 events 4 reviews

The play tells the story of three "children of a carpetbagger" and is a narative. About hlf way through it starts to bog down. It did remain interesting.

This is Ford's and there are still columns in the viewing area, which carve out lanes...continued

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Learn more about The Carpetbagger’s Children.
Learn more about Liberty Smith, and hear music 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.

Liberty Smith

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.

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