The Guard

by Jessica Dickey

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About the Play

In this world-premiere comedic drama, playwright Jessica Dickey paints shimmering portraits of Rembrandt, Homer and those who protect the art we cherish. The play opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt's work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Guard movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty.

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Photo of Mitchell Hébert, Kathryn Tkel and Josh Sticklin by Scott Suchman.



Jessica Dickey (Playwright)

Jessica Dickey is creator of the acclaimed The Amish Project, Charles Ives Take Me Home, and the Civil War reenactor play, Row After Row. Twice nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize, The New York Times recently named Dickey a "talent to watch." The Guard is her Ford's Theatre debut.


Ford’s Theatre

511 10th St, NW
Washington, DC 20004