Photo Flash: Ford's Theatre Presents NECESSARY SACRIFICES

January 27
6:43 PM 2012

The Ford's Theatre Society's world premiere of NECESSARY SACRIFICES has been extended through February 18, 2012. 

During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Frederick Douglass challenges President Lincoln to envision a post-emancipation world. The men ponder not only a unified nation but a society that brings truth to the Declaration of Independence's assertion that "all men are created equal." Hellesen's previous works for Ford's Theatre include "One Destiny," "Investigation: Detective McDevitt" and "The Road From Appomattox," three gripping and insightful explorations of critical moments in Civil War history.

"We are thrilled to present this historic world premiere," said Paul R. Tetreault, Director of Ford's Theatre. "Richard Hellesen has written a remarkable play that explores the critical issues of union and equality that challenged Lincoln throughout his presidency. Along with the special events that follow in February, Necessary Sacrifices will provide a magnificent tribute to our greatest president as we celebrate the historic opening of the exhibits and education studios at the Center for Education and Leadership." Check out photos from the world premiere below!

Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson

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