Homecoming 2009 Theater Production
The Women of Lockerbie
Theater at Eastern Mennonite University will give seven performances of its fall mainstage production, "Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11 and 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 15-17 in the mainstage theater of the University Commons.
In this poetic drama that uses the structure of a Greek tragedy, a mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her sons's remains, which were lost in the bombing crash of Pan Am flight 103. 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.
Cast member Braydon Hoover of Elizabethtown, Pa., says of his role in the play, "As I identify more and more with my character, I understand his grief better and how to process my own, especially the loss of my best friend Matt." (Matt Garber, a 2008 EMU graduate also from Elizabethtown, drowned in July that year while on a missions trip in Costa Rica. EMU has created the Matt Garber Endowed Scholarship Fund in his honor.)
Assistant director is Brandon Habron, Fredericksburg, Va.; Jaymie Albright, Macungie, Pa., and Kayla Sasser, Maurertown, stage managers; Phil Grayson, set designer; technical and lighting director, David Vogel; and Malea Gascho, Pigeon, Mich., costume designer.
Tickets and other info
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, $8 for senior citizens and non-EMU students, $10 at the door and can be purchased from the EMU box office, 540-432-4582 Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., or online via EMU's box office. This production is appropriate for ages 8 and up.