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Theatre Experience Staging 'The Women of Lockerbie'

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The Theatre Experience of Midlakes High School will present Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie for four shows from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 3.

Brevoort’s drama is a poignant story of a mother from New Jersey roaming the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland while looking for her son’s remains lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1987.

She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.

The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story. The characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. It is a drama about the triumph of love over hate. The play won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.

The Women of Lockerbie will be staged in Midlakes Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Presale tickets for The Women of Lockerbie are $8 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.

Tickets can be purchased about three weeks in advance in the Main Office at Midlakes High School, Phelps Hometown Pharmacy, Sandy’s Floral Gallery in Clifton Springs, Deb’s Crafts and Things in Newark, Stomping Grounds in Geneva and Renaissance — The Goodie II Shoppe in Canandaigua.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for an additional $2. The purchase of presale tickets is encouraged due to limited seating.