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The Women of Lockerbie

$20, Blake Edwards, Elizabeth Tobias, Ellen Geer, Emily McLeod, Frank Weidner, Giana Bommarito, Ian Campbell, Katherine Griffith, Liz Eldridge, Redemption, Susan Angelo, Taylor Jackson Ross, Thad Geer, Victoria HilyardImage courtesy of Theatricum Botanicum

The rugged hillside of Theatricum Botanicum’s outdoor stage is a fitting stand-in for the wild moors of rural Scotland where Deborah Brevoort’s powerful, poetic and inspirational The Women of Lockerbie is set.

Inspired by a true story and a stunning tribute to the triumph of love over hate—a mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains which were lost in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103. There, 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. Determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, the women want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the bereaved families. Theatricum will offer “Highlander Banquet” dinners in the theater’s adjacent gardens at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8 pm performance. (Separate admission, or combination packages available.)

“These women show us a way out from the terrible after-effects of terror,” explained Brevoort. “It’s about people who refuse to be broken, about how helping others is a way out of sorrow.”

Brevoort was inspired by a documentary she saw on Nightline that included a short segment about the elderly women who had started the laundry project. “I was so moved, it took my breath away,” she said. “I had never seen anything like that. It took them a year to wash all the clothes and return them to the families. It was so heroic— like the Trojan women.”

The New Yorker called Brevoort’s play “A moving, thoughtful exploration of how grief changes over time.” The London Times wrote, “How to reconcile profound grief with belief in God? How to exorcise a great evil? The answer of the Lockerbie women was ‘to get love out of this.’ Can’t think of a better one myself.”

Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Schedule varies. For reservations and information, call 310-455-3723 or go to www.theatricum.com.

TICKETS AND PRICING

GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

Adults: $33 (lower tier); $20 (upper tier) Seniors, Students, Equity: $20/$15 Children (5-11): $10 Children under 5: free Friday night combos on Aug. 24, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 (performance and “Highlander’s Banquet”): $55 (adults); $50 (seniors & vets); $45 (students/AEA); $22.50 (children 7-12); $5 (children 6 and under) includes a buffet dinner & a performance of The Women of Lockerbie; advance reservations required
Thematic content includes: Redemption

DATES AND TIMES

This show runs: 06/30/2012 to 09/29/2012
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:30pm

Prologue (pre-show discussion): Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 pm (included in ticket price.)

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum: 310-455-3723 MAP

OR BY PHONE 310-455-3723

ADDITIONAL INFO

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA
90290
310-455-3723

OR BY PHONE
310-455-3723

ADDITIONAL INFO

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA
90290
310-455-3723

OR BY PHONE
310-455-3723
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum: 310-455-3723 MAP

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