The Women of Lockerbie

Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020
$5 - $20
Reading to Vegetables, 2014
Reading to Vegetables, 2014
Performance Showtimes: 
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 7:30pm
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

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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

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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