"In his fourth commission for Ford’s, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Douglass challenges Lincoln to use his power as president to bring truth to America’s founding ideal that “all men are created equal.” Craig Wallace plays Douglass with Paul Morella as Lincoln. Psalmayene 24 directs.
WPFW 89.3FM, Pacifica radio in the nation’s capital, is Broadcast and Media Partner for “Necessary Sacrifices,” and will air the play April 15 at 5:00 p.m. and April 21 at 3:00 p.m. EDT."
April 12-May 30, 2021 (Early access for Ford's Theatre Members: April 6)