At Ford’s Theater
Give your guests the opportunity to learn more about the nation in the weeks following Lincoln’s assassination by adding one of our actors portraying either Mrs. Wade or Jason Knox. The actor will take your guests back to that time as they perform a short, scripted piece and answer questions inside the Ford’s Theater room of The White House Years Journey.
Jason Knox’s remembrance is based on his letter about what he saw that night. Though he promised his father he would “never set foot in a theater or a saloon,” he was at Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865, “only to witness the saddest tragedy ever enacted in the country.”
Mrs. Wade’s performance is based on a letter she wrote about her brother, who “ran to the presidential box and was told to get a doctor.”
We invite you to add this actor performance, which is based on actor availability, to your Museum event with our Facilities Rental staff as we help you plan your evening at the Museum.
At Ford’s Theater Actor: $100 per hour