Theatre Department Presents Women of Lockerbie this May, Playwright to Visit Sinclair

The Women of Lockerbie Playwright Offers Perspectives on Sinclair Campus

Award-winning playwright Deborah Brevoort, author of Sinclair Theatre's upcoming production of The Women of Lockerbie, (May 13-21, Blair Hall Theatre) will be on Sinclair's campus for a series of events May 13th culminating in a Meet-the-Artist reception after the opening night performance.

The Women of Lockerbie is based on events surrounding the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  It is the winner of a Silver Medal, Onassis International Playwriting Competition; and, the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. Brevoort is slated to offer a student workshop, a public pre-show perspectives presentation and a meet-the-artist talkback and reception for opening night patrons. For more information or to RSVP call 937-512-4580.

The story revolves around a mother from New Jersey who roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland looking for her son's remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the US 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, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.

Director Kimberly Borst, new performance faculty member at Sinclair, has selected a cast including: Allison Husko, William Courson, Rachel Wilson, Rebecca Sebree, Jenny Abraham, Laura Wagner and Chris Hahn.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., one Sunday May 15th matinee at 2 p.m., a Wednesday, May 18th 10 a.m. school matinee and a Downtown Dayton Thursday Nights performance at 7 p.m. on May 19th.

All seats are reserved and cost $15 adults and $10 for students/seniors.  For more information or to purchase tickets online now go to: Sinclair.edu/arts. Box office opens May 6th 11-3 Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. 937-512-2808. ALL Thursday tickets cost an additional $5 each and include pre-show appetizers and cash bar for Sinclair's popular Downtown Dayton Thursday Nights.

For more information contact:
PAtti Celek, Sinclair Theatre
937-512-2076
patti.celek@sinclair.edu