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Ford's Theatre Forced To Close During Government Shutdown

Though the performances in Ford's Theatre are privately funded, the building itself is a National Park Service site.
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Though the performances in Ford's Theatre are privately funded, the building itself is a National Park Service site.

Ford's Theatre may have to postpone its run of "The Laramie Project'' because the play is being forced out of the theater during the government shutdown.

Theater officials had planned to go ahead with evening performances because the programing is funded privately. However, the theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated is a National Park Service site, and the park service notified the theater that it would not be able to hold evening performances in the theater.

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