This new musical tells the true story of Gander, Newfoundland, following the events of 9/11. U.S. air space was suddenly closed and many planes diverted to Canada. More than 6,500 passengers landed in the remote town of Gander doubling its population overnight. In an instant, the people of a small Canadian town became a beacon of hope and humanity. This production will personalize the history of 9/11 for students, and highlight that during times of adversity, we are not defeated, but rather united by what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”

Events for Teachers

Teacher Preview and Workshop

September 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Ford’s Theatre offers free preview performances of its plays and pre-show workshops to D.C.-area educators. In addition to a great night out, this program provides teachers with valuable resources for teaching social studies and ELA themes using theatrical experiences. Free for up to 20 teachers. Priority is given to teachers who have made arrangements to bring their students to student matinee performances. Workshops include dinner.

Student Matinee

September 29 and October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Ford’s Theatre Student Matinees include a 20-minute post-show discussion, plus a Teacher Preview and Workshop that introduces the play and gives educators resources for teaching social studies and ELA themes using theatrical experiences. DC Metro-area schools with 40% or more students eligible for FARMS. Please email our Education Department for tickets. All other school groups purchasing 10 or more tickets please email our Group Sales department at groups@fords.org