Ford’s Theatre has canceled four preview performances of its upcoming play “Necessary Sacrifices” because of a “private health matter” of the actor who plays Frederick Douglass.

The National Symphony Orchestra in the auditorium at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus. (Photo by Robin Winer)

Also read “It had Columbia Heights on a string” by Robert Samuels from Thursday’s Metro section. The National Symphony Orchestra is holding a residency in the Columbia Heights neighborhood to break down some of the stereotypes about classical music.

Áfter the jump, see a video about Ford’s Theatre.