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The Women of Lockerbie

  • New Mexico School for the Arts 275 East Alameda Street Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

The Women of Lockerbie

Written by Deborah Brevoort
Directed by Joey Chavez
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.

The Playwright will be in attendance

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. She meets the women of Lockerbie who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the planes 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 victims’ 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.

Deborah Brevoort is the award-winning author of numerous plays, musicals, and operas. She is best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which is being produced all over the world. Her operas include Embedded (Fort Worth); Steal a Pencil for Me (Opera Colorado) and Murasaki’s Moon, which will be produced at the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art and On Site Opera in May 2019. Her plays include Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh Drama about Elvis; The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, The Velvet Weapon, Into the Fire, and Signs of Life. Her musicals include Crossing Over, an Amish hip hop musical with Stephanie Saltzman; King Island Christmas with composer David Friedman; and Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing with Scott Richards. She is currently writing Loving, a musical about the Loving vs. Virginia story with composer Diedre Murray. Her plays are published by Applause Books, Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, and No Passport Press. She teaches at Goddard College, Columbia University, and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Thursday • November 1 • 7 p.m.
Friday • November 2 • 7 p.m.
Saturday • November 3 • 2 p.m.

$10 general admission
$5 for students and seniors

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Shows will be performed in the Large Rehearsal Hall (access in the back of the building at NMSA)

Barbara Hatch •
Theatre Instructor
New Mexico School for the Arts

Earlier Event: November 2
The Revolutionists