Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there’s nothing a fake British accent can’t fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today’s Groupon to Ford’s Theatre.
- For $49, you get a one-year Player membership (a $100 value).
- For $125, you get a one-year Lead membership (a $250 value).<p>
Ford’s Theatre, the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, preserves Lincoln’s legacy by hosting dramatic and historical plays on its legendary stage and educational experiences throughout its halls. The theater presents dramatic works such as Big River and 1776, and the museum displays artifacts from Lincoln’s White House and the Civil War, along with the swallows that nested in his distinctive stovepipe hat. Those toting Player memberships are showered with benefits including service-charge-free ticket purchases, gift-shop discounts, and a biannual newsletter subscription. With four complimentary passes in tow, members can take in performances of One Destiny, a theatrical eyewitness account of Lincoln’s assassination, as well as educational events throughout the year, such as a lectures by National Parks Service interpreters, who recount tales of the fateful evening.
Lead-level members reap all the Player-level benefits in addition to reserved seating at special members’ events and recognition in the theater’s press material. Lead members can get sneak peeks of upcoming productions by attending dress rehearsals, during which they can practice casting disparaging looks at fellow theatergoers who neglected to turn off their cell phones. Four complimentary drink vouchers keep member hydrated throughout longer performances.