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Blue Ridge holding trip

By Staff | Jan 13, 2012

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is sponsoring a bus trip to Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Feb. 4 to see the play , starring David Selby as Abraham Lincoln. The bus will leave the Blue Ridge Campus, located at 400 West Stephen Street in Martinsburg, at 3:30 pm sharp.

Tickets for the bus ($25) can be purchased by calling the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 304-264-8801. Tickets for the play can be purchased by calling Ford’s Theatre at 1-800-982-2787.

In his fourth commission for Ford’s Theatre, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crises. During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Douglass challenged Lincoln to use his power as President to bring truth to America’s founding ideal that “all men are created equal.”