The Ford's Theatre Society announced that the daytime programming schedule for October 2009 will include performances of the one-act play One Destiny by Richard Hellesen. One Destiny was commissioned by the Ford's Theatre Society to bring the drama and emotion of the American Civil War to life through informative and entertaining theatre. The 30-minute play is offered as part of timed entry to Ford's Theatre and presented in addition to the National Park Service Ranger programs. Following the performance, patrons are invited to visit the Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) across the street from Ford's Theatre.
Patrons may choose to begin their visit to Ford's Theatre by reserving a free timed-entry ticket to the Ford's Theatre Museum. Please note that not all entry times include museum entry, so visitors are urged to check the daily schedule on fords.org
One Destiny is a two-character play, which premiered in spring 2007, is set shortly after the Lincoln assassination at Ford's Theatre. The play revisits the events of April 14, 1865, from the point of view of Harry Ford, one of three brothers who owned Ford's Theatre, and the great comic actor Harry Hawk, who was performing on stage on the night of the assassination.