Concordia University of Wisconsin is presenting The Women of Lockerbie from Nov. 3 to 6 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and matinees at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-Concordia students 12 and older, $5 for veterans, and free for those younger than 12.
The play recalls the horrific terrorist attack 26 years ago on Pan Am Flight 103, according to Jeff Bandurski, senior communications director for events and sponsorships at Concordia.
According to the release, the story centers on a mother from New Jersey who looks for her son's remains on the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, seven years after the Pan Am Flight 103 crash in 1988. While searching, she meets the women of Lockerbie who are trying to get the clothing belonging to the victims of the terrorist attack but are running into problems with the United States government. They want the clothes to return to victim's families.
Director Lori Woodall said the "fictitious account is written in a way to try and find hope in the midst of despair."
Playwright Deborah Brevoort will be in attendance, the first time a playwright has attended a production at Concordia. Both Brevoort and Woodall will hold a 70-minute talkback event Nov. 3 and 4 following the performance.
Brevoort will also participate in two workshops run by Woodall for theater students. She teaches in the New York University graduate musical theatre writing program as well as in MFA playwriting programs at Columbia University and Goddard College, according to the release.
The Women of Lockerbie has won the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays award.
Elizabeth Tait of Milwaukee plays Madeline, Thomas Forshee of Jackson and Mark Zieroth of Chaska, Minnesota, play Bill, Stephanie Bongard of Valparaiso, Indiana, is playing Olive, Jonathon Gideon of Plymouth plays George, and Maria LaPlant of Green Bay and Samantha Wederath of Clintonville play Hattie.
Additionally, Lianna Brice of Cedarburg, Brenna Ostovich of Germantown, and Katie Vazquez from Franklin Park, Illinois, will also be in the production listed simply as "women."