THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE
APRIL 25, 2018 – LOS ANGELES – From the moment actor/producer Leah Verrill saw a production of Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie last fall in Massachusetts, she knew she wanted to bring it to Los Angeles, more specifically to Fringe. What she experienced was a beautiful and brilliantly written play about grief and how love can prevail, a message she knew she needed to share. As such, Little Earthquakes Ensemble will bring The Women of Lockerbie to studio/stage this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
A modern Greek tragedy about the triumph of love over hate, The Women of Lockerbie is a poetic play about a mother from New Jersey who roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland looking for her son’s remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. 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 victim’s families. The New Yorker calls The Women of Lockerbie, “A powerful, thoughtful exploration of how grief changes over time.”
Verrill was attracted to the universal themes explored in Brevoort’s piece and the richness of the roles, which she cast with local and recognizable talent. The Fringe production will star Verrill (“Masters of Sex,” “The Master,” “The Package”), along with Lisa K. Wyatt (“The Office,” “Donnie Darko,” “”Superstore”), Alan Heitz (“This is Us,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Agents of Shield”), Ed Ackerman (“Hatchet 2,” “Trial & Error,” “Hot in Cleveland”), Eloise Coopersmith, Liz Fenning and Liesl Jackson. Heading up the production is director Jim Blanchette (It Came From Beyond, The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025, White Trash Wedding and a Funeral).
“I hope audiences come away with an appreciation of love and their loved ones through this inspirational story,” shares Verrill. “Everyone has a battle they are fighting and love can be the answer.”
The Women of Lockerbie
Written by Deborah Brevoort
Directed by Jim Blanchette
Produced by Little Earthquakes Ensemble
DATES AND TIMES:
Part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival
Sunday, June 3 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, June 15 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 17 – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20 – p.m.
520 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
General Admission: $12
Use promo code “LOVE” for $7 tickets for all shows
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