Ford Theatre adds five performance dates
Local actor Craig Wallace will replace David Emerson Toney as Frederick Douglass in Richard Helleson’s three-actor Necessary Sacrifices, Ford’s Theatre announced late yesterday.
Preview performances originally scheduled to start January 20th will now begin January 26th to allow Wallace time to rehearse his character; the official opening is slated for Wednesday, February 1st. Five additional performances have been added to the schedule from February 14th to February 18th, all at 7:30pm. Tickets become available for sale January 21st.
Wallace is an actor whose broad range of experience includes Jitney and Sabrina Fair at Ford’s, Tamburlaine and Anthony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare Theatre, Fucking A at Studio, and The Little Prince at Ambassador Theater. He was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his role in Signature’s production of Angels in America Part 2 and was nominated for the DCTS Audience Choice Award for his performance as the iconoclastic museum curator in Round House’s Permanent Collection.
Wallace joins David Selby, who portrays Abraham Lincoln, and Michael Kramer as George Stearns.
Toney, the versatile actor/playwright whose adaptation of A Snowy Day starts soon at Adventure Theatre, is unavailable because of a “private health matter,” as announced here earlier.