The Illinois State University School of Theatre will present The Women of Lockerbie by internationally acclaimed playwright Deborah Brevoort, beginning Friday, Sept. 30. Performances on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 4-8 will be at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the University’s Center for the Performing Arts.
Audience members will have a chance to interact with playwright Deborah Brevoort as she conducts a talkback session about the play following the performance on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Tickets can be purchased at the College of Fine Arts Box Office, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon – 5 p.m. on Friday, or by calling (309) 438-2535. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.ticketmaster.com
The School of Theatre is offering $1 off the ticket price to every audience member who donates an article of clothing to the 11,000 Pieces clothing drive to benefit local charities. Collection boxes will be placed in the Center for the Performing Arts lobby during all performances of Women of Lockerbie.
The play follows a group called the Women of Lockerbie, who are determined to turn an act of hatred into an act of love. The story begins with a couple trying to gain closure after the death of their son in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Hoping to find some remnant of their son’s remains, they meet the Women of Lockerbie, a group pleading with a United States government official to turn over the clothing of the victims. The play is inspired by the true story of these women who washed 11,000 articles of clothing and returned them to families around the world.
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