New Jersey Repertory Company presents the New Jersey premiere of The Women of Lockerbie, written by Deborah Brevoort. This award winning play deals with the terrorist bombing of a Pan Am commercial airliner in December 1988 and its aftermath and explores its impact on the families of the passengers and the citizens of Lockerbie who struggle to reclaim their lives and not to succumb to despair and hatred. It chronicles the journey of a couple from New Jersey to Lockerbie whose son was one of the passengers, as well as the remarkable crusade of the women of Lockerbie to claim and wash the clothes of the victims as a gesture of communal healing and closure.
"A moving, thoughtful exploration of how grief changes over time" - The New Yorker
"A beautifully written script that explores the depths of human sorrow... showing how love can trump evil" - Journal News (Cincinnati)
"The play's powerful message resonates in a post 9/11 world" - City Beat (Cincinnati)
"...Has the power to move an audience to new hope in a world witnessing continual acts of revenge and hatred" - Syndney Morning Herald (Australia)
"This finely honed play has the formal beauty of a Greek tragedy... You are gripped from the opening moment and not released until the end" - Green Left Weekly (Australia)
Additional performances: Thursday, March 23 at 2pm; Friday, March 24 at 2pm
Appropriate For Ages: 13+