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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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60 reviews
21 stars
Archives Metro is only a few blocks away.
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Brunch at Bistro d'Oc quite nice and very reasonably priced. Parking next to theater is $15 on a Sunday but building a block away is $10 - enter on 11th bet. E & F.
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"The Heavens Are Hung In Black"
78 ratings
4.4 average rating
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4 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 03 2009

Very well done! David Selby plays a spot-on Lincoln and brings a real sense of human-ness and humor to his hero personna. You get a very vivid sense of the deep and complex influences surrounding presidential decisions, in this case the...continued

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4 reviews
15 stars
attended Feb 03 2009

Absolutely Wonderful!! A little long, so come refreshed.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 17 2009

David Selby was superb as Lincoln. The play is definitely longer than most, but it never dragged. The seats were great.

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Heavens will be the first play offered in the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre.


Faced with unbearable personal, political and historical pressures, Lincoln copes with the world around him and eventually, through an amazing transformation of thinking, conquers it. Don’t miss this exciting world premiere perfect to reopen the historic Ford’s Theatre.