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Event Spotlight: The Women of Lockerbie

Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Union Church.

  • Where: , 4 Oak St, Wakefield, MA 01880
  • Date: September 23, 2011 / September 24, 2011 / September 30, 2011 / October 1, 2011
  • Time: 8:00pm–10:00pm 

From the organizer:
As we approach the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we ask ourselves “How does one survive the tragedy of losing a loved one to a senseless act of violence?”  The Women of Lockerbie, written by Deborah Brevoort, peers into the thoughts, feelings and actions of those left behind from one such event.  The Women of Lockerbie is based upon real events that took place seven years after the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103 in the skies over a small Scottish village called Lockerbie on December 21, 1988.  There were no survivors from the flight.  Women in Lockerbie took it upon themselves to challenge the airline in order to gain access to the clothes and belongings of the passengers of Flight 103, wash those items and send them to the loved ones of the victims of the bombing that were on the plane.

Why go through such pains to wash the belongings of people from various countries all over the world they've never met?  The women of Lockerbie, as described in the play, see every practicality in cleaning the clothes as a way to remove the hate that was placed on those affected by the bombing.  For, as the play unfolds, the audience discovers that the casualties were not only inside the plane and, thereby, the cleaning becomes a deeply personal expression of an attempt to wipe away the clutter of the past in order to have a clear pathway to the beginning of recovery.

Theatre To Go’s The Women of Lockerbie features several local people: Kate Beattie of Arlington, Amy Cook, Ron Cook, both of Woburn, Rosemary DeGregorio of North Reading, Margaret Healey of Somerville, Karen Hoff of Melrose and Brian Trojan of Boston. The production is directed by Francine Davis and produced/stage managed by Maria Sundquist.

Performances are September 23, 24, 30 and October 1 at 8:00pm and October 2 at 2:00pm at the Greenwood Union Church, Corner of Oak & Main Streets, Wakefield, MA. Please note the venue is not handicapped accessible.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.theatretogo.com.

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