A Christmas Carol

If you’re new to DC, or you have relatives coming from out of town, I’d strongly suggest that you check out A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theater (511 10th Street, NW). Most people think that Ford’s Theater is just a historic site, but they still actually a working theater. Every year about this time they always do a performance of A Christmas Carol. It’s not the most modern theater of course, back during the Civil War they didn’t have things like slanted floors and elbow room, so its not the most comfortable place. But it’s steeped in history, and if you go there on a nice snowy night its a great DC experience. The performance isn’t half bad, and there’s a museum in the basement that has lots of Civil War bric-a-brac to look at during intermission. Plus, the area around Ford’s Theater isn’t nearly as sketchy as it was 10 years ago.

Personally, I’d like to see Ford’s Theater put on a production of Sondheim’s Assassins, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

3 Comments so far

  1. darpino (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 3:42 am

    I worked at Ford’s for a few years. This is a great tradition and worth every penny for tickets.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    I think Assassins at the Ford Theatre would break the irony meter.

  3. Chris (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    Would it make more sense to show it at The Kennedy Center?

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