ASL Events


Big River is Coming to Town!

March 18 through May 1, 2005

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure as Big River comes to Ford's Theatre. Big River won great critical acclaim on Broadway, receiving a Tony Award nomination for best Musical Revival this year.

This musical retelling of Huckleberry Finn is a fresh, unique experience that incorporated both signing for the Deaf and soaring vocal talent. The use of a non-speaking actor as Huck Finn and a speaking actor as Jim, the runaway slave, affords a re-examination of the pair's friendship, which is one of literature's more memorable treatments of race relations.

Both hearing and Deaf audiences will be delighted by the energy and spirit of this magnificent, truly unique production.

Friends of Ford's Theatre Member advance sale January 30 - February 20.

Tickets go on sale to the general public February 21.  For more information, visit