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Selby to star at Ford's Theatre

February 01, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Blue Ridge Community and Technical College professor Bill Lucht is offering students and residents of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, W.Va., the opportunity to see "one of their own" perform at Ford's Theatre this February.

Lucht will organize a trip to Ford's Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28, to see Martinsburg resident and actor David Selby perform in "The Heavens are Hung in Black." To celebrate the theater's grand reopening and the bicentennial of President Lincoln's birth, Ford's Theatre has commissioned the new play. The play highlights the months between the death of Lincoln's son, Willie, and the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Those interested in viewing the play must purchase their own tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased at www.fordstheatre.org. Blue Ridge CTC will organize transportation to the performance, which will cost approximately $25. Those interested in transportation must contact the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-264-8801 by noon Monday, Feb. 2.

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