The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Baley Brevoot
Directed by Peter Parkin
Saturday, June 18th, 12 pm – 4 pm
Sunday, June 19th 6 pm – 8 pm
Synopsis: A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the US 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 victim’s families. A poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.
Madelyn Livingston: (48-54) a suburban New Jersey housewife, obsessed with thoughts of her deceased young son, roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, searching for something of him, she and her husband, Bill, portray a grief-stricken couple who are struggling for a sense of resolution and closure that will allow them to move forward and rebuild their shattered relationship. Their strengths lie in the final moments of the play, where the characters' vulnerability and tenderness surface.
Bill Anderson: (48-55) Madeline’s American husband, Adam's father. Seven years after the tragedy, he has come to Scotland with his wife to attend a solemn vigil in Lockerbie.
Olive Allison: (50-64) a no-nonsense woman of Lockerbie, Scotland, who has her own ax to grind. She is the leader of the 'Laundry Project.' Must be able to do a convincing Scottish accent.
Hattie: (30-45) a cleaning woman from Lockerbie, and the subversive employee of George Jones. She serves as delightful comic relief in the play. Must have a convincing Scottish accent for this role and a good sense of comic timing.
Woman 1 & 2: (30-42) women from Lockerbie, Scotland, part of the important support system that is at the very the heart of 'The Laundry Project'. Although they don't have names, the roles are considerable. Must be able to play the part with a convincing Scottish accent.
George Jones: (35-60) a U.S. Government representative who's in charge of the warehouse that stores the remains of Pan Am 103 crash. He has been sent to Lockerbie to shut down the memorial service and to burn over 11,000 articles of clothing and personal items that survived the tragedy.
Show dates: September 3 – September 25, 2022
Rehearsals begin: August 1,2022
Audition time and information contact Director, Pete Parkin email@example.com