The Women of LockerbieThe Women of Lockerbie

The Concordia University Wisconsin Players will perform the critically acclaimed play, The Women of Lockerbie, November 3-6 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.

The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. November 3-5, with 1:30 p.m. matinees slated November 5 and 6.  Tickets, which are available at the box office, cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-Concordia students 12 and older, $5 for veterans, and free for those under 12.  A special talkback will playwright Deborah Brevoort and Director Lori Woodall will follow the 70-minute performances on November 3 and 4.  This marks the first time a playwright has attended a Concordia production.

The Women of Lockerbie centers on a mother from New Jersey who roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland for her son’s remains seven years after the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the United States government to obtain the clothing of victims of the terrorist attack.  Determined to convert an act of hatred into love, the women want to wash the clothes and return them to the victims’ families.

“This fictitious account is written in a way to try and find hope in the midst of despair,” noted Woodall, who will also welcome Brevoort for two workshops for her theatre students.  Cast members are: Elizabeth Tait, Milwaukee, WI; (Madeline), Thomas Forshee, Jackson, WI and Mark Zieroth, Chaska, MN (Bill), Stephanie Bongard, Valparaiso, IN, (Olive), Lianna Brice, Cedarburg, WI, Brenna Ostovich, Germantown, WI and Katie Vazquez, Franklin Park, IL, (Women), Maria LaPlant, Green Bay, WI and Samantha Wederath, Clintonville, WI; (Hattie), and Jonathon Gideon, Plymouth, WI (George).

Sara Rydlewicz, New Berlin, WI, is the Stage Manager, while Sarah Bremer, Milwaukee, and Kaitlyn Pelletiere are Assistant Stage Managers.

The Women of Lockerbie won Brevoort multiple awards, including the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays.  She currently teaches in the NYU graduate musical theatre writing program and in the MFA playwriting programs at Columbia University and Goddard College.

Upcoming shows in the 2016-2017 season are: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, February 28-March 5; A Raisin in the Sun, April 27-30; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Summer Shakespeare, July 14-16 and July 21-23  – learn more.

For more details, please call Director Lori Woodall at 262-243-2035.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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