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Theatre presents Women of Lockerbie play

Theatre presents Women of Lockerbie play

The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will perform "The Women of Lockerbie" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-10, with a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 11 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.
           
"The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort examines how to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. "Women of Lockerbie" gives a powerful voice to a disturbingly contemporary anguish - how to respond to suffering caused by a terrorist attack. A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103 on Dec. 21, 1988. 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. "Women of Lockerbie" is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. In this play, with the power to move an audience to new hope in a world witnessing continual acts of revenge and hatred, Brevoort shows Love's victory.
           
Cast members and their parts include: Hayley Smith, Kinder, Olive; Patrick Kelly, Lake Charles, Bill; SuzAnne Hieronymus, Welsh, Madeline; Elise Hamilton, Lake Charles, Hattie; Kevin Delaney, Grand Lake, George Jones; Kyla Standley, Lake Charles, Women 1; Megan Voorhies, Pineville, Women 2.
           
Production staff includes: Charles McNeely, director, Ronnie Doyle, Singer, stage manager; Elyssa Constance, Grand Lake, assistant stage manager; Kevin Delaney, Grand Lake, prop design, set design team; Chad Reeves, Lake Charles, and McNeely, set design team; Norman McKnight, Lake Charles, set design, light design; Jonathon Richards, DeRidder, sound design; and Sierra Jones, New Orleans, costume design.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens and youth, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets or more information, call 337-475-5040.
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.