Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre

The production runs through October 15.

By: Sep. 26, 2023

Ford's Theatre is presenting Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard by Pearl Cleage, directed by Seema Sueko through October 15, 2023. 

Get a first look at photos below!

This timely and poignant world premiere production is part of our ongoing Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions program. Playwright Pearl Cleage explores the election of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor. Cleage sets the play in present-day Atlanta, but soon the story travels back 50 years as citizens of the city recollect and reflect upon the significance of the once-in-a-lifetime election that turned Atlanta into a progressive example of the New South. Cleage’s unique theatrical voice turns Atlanta into a full-blooded character while allowing her audience to feel what it was like to be part of a true historic moment in the Southern capital city. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Jackson’s election of a lifetime, explore Cleage’s evocative depiction of this monumental moment, directed by Seema Sueko (Silent Sky). 

Recommended for ages 8 and older.  

LOCATION: Ford’s Theatre is located at 511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. (between E and F Streets). 

PERFORMANCES: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 12 p.m. (except September 28); Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. Additional information at Click Here.  

TICKETS: $18-$48 

Photo credit: Scott Suchman

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre Back row, from left to right: Lisa Nathans, Billie Krishawn, Susan Rome and Derek Garza. Front row, from left to right: Brandon Prendergast, Seema Sueko, Tom Story, Kim Bey, Shubhangi Kuchibhotla, Constance Swain and Alina Collins Maldonado

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre Beth Jackson Hodges and Billie Krishawn

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre

 Constance Swain, Jack Sheehan, Beth Jackson Hodges and Billie Krishawn

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., Ray Dempsey, Jr., Marcia Jackson, Beth Jackson Hodges and the Hon. Alphonso R. JacksonPhotos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Constance Swain, background: Kim Bey, Shubhangi Kuchibhotla and Alina Collins Maldonado

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Shubhangi Kuchibhotla, Derek Garza, Kim Bey, Shaquille Stewart and Constance Swain

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Billie Krishawn and Shubhangi Kuchibhotla

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Doug Brown and Billie Krishawn, background: Kim Bey

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Kim Bey, Doug Brown and Shaquille Stewart

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Susan Rome, Billie Krishawn, Tom Story and Constance Swain

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Kim Bey and the cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Kim Bey and the cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Doug Brown, Constance Swain and Alina Collins Maldonado, background: Shaquille Stewart

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Constance Swain, Doug Brown and the cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Billie Krishawn, background: Doug Brown, Alina Collins Maldonado, Constance Swain and Susan Rome

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Shaquille Stewart, Kim Bey, and Billie Krishawn

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Constance Swain, Alina Collins Maldonado and Shubhangi Kuchibhotla

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Billie Krishawn

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
Billie Krishawn

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast

Photos: First Look at Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre
The cast


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