Ford’s Theatre is on a mission to answer the questions surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s death - and is once again using the stage to do so. “ One Destiny ” is a play written by Richard Hellesen that portrays the events that occurred, and the feelings that were raised, the night of the president’s assassination. The show was commissioned by The Ford’s Theatre Society and premiered in Spring 2007, and has returned many times since. Written by Richard Hellesen, patrons are taken back to April 14, 1865, the night that Lincoln perished under the hand of John Wilkes Booth. The 16th president’s assassination took place at the theatre, as it is widely known. The 35-minute play is based from the narratives relayed by two men in particular who were attendance that evening: Harry Hawks, the only person on stage at the time of the shooting, and Theater co-owner Harry Ford. A question and answer session with the actors follows each performance.
The summer run of the show begins June 14 and will run though July 2. Evening presentations will take place Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays – Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Admittance to the museum is included in the ticket purchase, and patrons may visit at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 and can be held through fords.org or by placing a call to Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information, visit the Ford’s Theatre website.