COVID outbreak prompts Ford to cancel ‘The Mountaintop’

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Ford’s Theater has canceled all Katori Hall performances The top of the mountain, from January 21 to February 13, 2022, in response to the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases in the DC area.

On The top of the mountain : On April 3, 1968, after giving one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retreated to his room at the Lorraine Motel as a storm raged outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with startling news, King is forced to confront his fate and legacy against his people. Directed by Nicole A. Watson, the production was to feature KenYatta Rogers as Martin Luther King Jr. and Shannon Dorsey as Camae.

The next scheduled production of Ford’s Theater is the world premiere of the musical Grace, celebrating African American cuisine, family and tradition, March 18 – May 14, 2022.

“The highly contagious variant of the omicron, along with the anticipated staff shortages related to the pandemic state and the public’s noticeable reluctance to perform in January and February have created a perfect storm right now,” he said. said Ford theater director Paul R. Tetreault. “This is not a decision that was taken lightly. We continue to assess our programming schedule and prioritize the health of our audience, artists, staff and volunteers. We believe it is. is the necessary call given the persistent problems presented by the current health crisis. “

Those who bought tickets for The top of the mountain direct through Ford’s Theater, email [email protected] or call (888) 616-0270 to chat about an upcoming performance of the new musical Grace (March 18 to May 14, 2022) or convert their tickets into a gift certificate for future use. Those who cannot redeem may consider donating the value of the ticket to the theater (fully tax deductible) or receiving a refund. For tickets purchased at another point of sale, contact the point of sale directly.

Until February 2022, the Ford Theater and Museum are open for daytime tours Wednesday through Monday, closed only Tuesday. The Petersen House and Aftermath exhibitions remain closed during our current reopening status. Advance tickets are recommended. Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Full details of day visits and current security measures are available in line.

About Ford’s Theater Society: One of the nation’s most visited sites, Ford’s Theater reopened in 1968, more than a hundred years after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Managed through a partnership between Ford’s Theater Society and the National Park Service, Ford’s Theater is the nation’s premier destination to explore and celebrate the life and heritage of Abraham Lincoln. Under the direction of director Paul R. Tétreault, the Ford Theater has been recognized for the superior quality of its artistic programming. With works by Tony-nominees Come from afar and nationally acclaimed Big river at the world premieres of Meet John Doe The Heavens Hang Black, Liberty Smith The Necessary Sacrifices, The Widow Lincoln and The guard, Ford’s Theater made its mark on the American theatrical landscape. For its achievements, the organization was honored in 2008 with the National Medal of the Arts. For more information visit fords.org.

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