|From left, Maggie Mae McWade, Becca Sears and Colleen E. Scheerbaum, along with Jack O'Keefe (seated) will star in the Clarion University Theatre production of "The Women of Lockerbie."|
Clarion University Theatre will present “The Women of Lockerbie” at 8 p.m. Oct. 9-12 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Little Theatre of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center.
Inspired by true events, this tender poetic drama follows a New Jersey mother in search of her son’s remains, which were lost in the Pan Am 103 plane crash in 1988 in Lockerbie, Scotland. Her search takes her to Scotland, where she meets the Women of Lockerbie who want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victims’ families to provide a sense of closure. The women struggle with the U.S. State Department to obtain the victims’ clothing. Fashioned in the style and structure of ancient tragedy, Deborah Brevoort’s play has won numerous awards including a silver medal from the Onassis International playwriting competition.
The cast includes: Jack O’Keefe, Clifton Heights, as Bill Livingston; Samantha Moon, Kennett Square, as Madeline Livingston; Becca Sears, Damascus, Md., as Olive Alison; Colleen Scheerbaum, Natrona Heights, and Maggie Mae McWade, Fleming, as the women of Lockerbie; Christian Ryan, Lansdale, as George Jones; Mary Wagner, Girard, as Hattie. Understudies are Chloe Saccol, Johnstown; Kiah Harrington- Wymer, Brookville; Logan Honsaker, Twinsburg, Ohio.
Robert Gerald Levy, chair of the theatre department, will direct the show. Other members of the creative team include: John Dobson, Mercer, scene design; Megan Bodish, Fombell, lighting design; Hank Bullington, Clarion, costume design; Zane Perkins, Greenville, sound design; Payge Crock, Lake City, stage management; Robert Bullington, theatre professor, dialect coaching.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children and free for Clarion University students with a valid ID. Tickets will be available: at the information desk in Gemmell Student Complex, through the box office at 814-393-2787, or online at clarionuniversitytickets.com.
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