WAPAVA PRESENTS: FORD’S THEATRE’S COME FROM AWAY
*2017 Helen Hayes Award Winner for Outstanding Musical; Outstanding Ensemble, Musical; Outstanding Musical Direction; and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical*
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library
5625 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20015
Please RSVP to WAPAVA Executive Director Carole Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA), in partnership with Ford’s Theatre and the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Branch Library, will host “WAPAVA Presents,” a screening of one of its archived productions from the James J. Taylor Collection.
People will enjoy excerpts of a video recording of the Ford’s Theatre’s Come From Away and a discussion with Director of Artistic Programming Patrick Pearson and Cast Member Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan.
About the Production
“Come From Away” tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. When 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep, the town of Gander doubled in size, playing host to an international community of strangers and offering food, shelter and friendship.
Featuring a rousing score of folk and rock, “Come From Away” honors the better angels of our nature, revealing hope and humanity in a time of darkness.
The production marked the Ford’s debut of Tony Award-nominated director Christopher Ashley.
The event is free and open to the public.
June 26, 2017: Folger Theatre’s District Merchants with Playwright Aaron Posner and Cast Member Craig Wallace at the Southeast Branch Library of Washington, DC
April 4, 2016: Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Romeo & Juliet (2008) & Discussion with Shakespeare Scholar Frank Hildy at the University of Maryland