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By Deborah Brevoort
Directed by Kristie Post Wallace
March 5 – 15, 2020
Previews February 29 & March 3
Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday March 11
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission.
Please note that this production uses fog.
With a body
she would have a coffin,
or an urn,
or a gravesite.
A place to put her grief.
But your wife has no such place.
All she has is the sky
where he vanished.
The sky was not meant
to be a burial ground.
It’s too big and when
you store your grief there
it runs wild.
In 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was bombed mid-flight, and the fiery pieces rained down on the peaceful town of Lockerbie, Scotland. Two-hundred-and-seventy people lost their lives that day: 243 passengers, 16 crew members, and 11 people on the ground. The Women of Lockerbie tells the story of a group of women fighting U.S. government bureaucracy to accomplish a stunningly simple, humane goal: washing and returning the clothes of the crash victims to their families. Playwright Deborah Brevoort uses the structure of Greek tragedy to tell this story of grieving and healing, powerlessness and control, joy and darkness. Second-year MFA director Kristie Post Wallace directs.
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|Olive||Jessica Thorne (3rd year MFA)|
|Madeline||Alyssa Franks (3rd year MFA)|
|Bill||Semaj Miller (3rd year MFA)|
|Hattie||Erica Matthews (2nd year MFA)|
|George||Andrés Rodriguez (2nd year MFA)|
|Woman 1||Amber Walker (1st year MFA)|
|Woman 2||Gretchen Hahn (1st year MFA|
|Director||Kristie Post Wallace (2nd year MFA)|
|Scenic Designer||Jordan Twaddle (2nd year MFA)|
|Costume Designer||Jessica Morena Caycho (2nd year MFA)|
|Lighting Designer||Chih-Hung Shao (2nd year MFA)|
|Sound Designer||Angelina Orefice (undergraduate)|
|Stage Manager||Eduardo Perez (undergraduate Drama major)|