WAPAVA Presents

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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
7:00-9:00pm

Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library
5625 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20015 

Please RSVP to WAPAVA Executive Director Carole Bernard at carolebernard@wapava.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.

Past Events:

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

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