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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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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 Rivalry", Plus Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package
3 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 events
2 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

I thought the play was great! Acting was great, and if you're into Civil War history and/or Lincoln in general, you will really like it! Seat were great also!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

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

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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

(Note: preferred member seating, ticket priority, exchange policy, etc. do not apply to your _The Rivalry _tickets.)