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The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort

ensemble theatre · little earthquakes emsemble · Ages 14+ · United States of America

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STEVE BENAQUIST certified reviewer June 17, 2018
tagged as: Moving and Truthful
This show moved me. You might say: it's about parents of a son lost to the infamous PanAm flight 103 bombing in 1988, how could it not move you? The play is written with craft and consideration, personalizing it. One couple, Americans visiting the Scottish town where the wreckage landed, display the distortions grief can work on a marriage, where the one who chooses to be the "rock" denies himself his true feelings, and the other falls further than she might, in balance. And the townspeople -- who ever thought of what they saw? The explosion happened high above, but the wreckage and the bodies landed right where they lived. They too suffer. The grief, the coping, the love of spouse and stranger are all excellently portrayed. There is a touc... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 17, 2018
The show is presented as a Greek tragedy, and very skillfully designed and executed. It brought us, and we’re sure other audience members, to tears, and is the best thing we have seen at Fringe thus far, truly worthy of the Top of the Fringe award.... full review
LACEY RAE PAWLOWICZ certified reviewer June 15, 2018
Full of moving performances, this piece is a beautiful and melancholy commentary on the different stages of grief and finding the strength to move forward in love.... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: Greek tragedy · poetry
Highly Recommended. Astute and touching.... full review
JACOB SMITH certified reviewer June 04, 2018
Really great, patient storytelling! Hyper talented cast and crew delivering on a really incredible story that I knew nothing about!... full review
SANDI MILNE June 04, 2018
This show is simply “A MUST SEE” for everyone 🎭... full review
ROBYN MIGEL certified reviewer June 04, 2018
My favorite show at Fringe so far. I was moved to tears. I didn't know about this story before, and it was told beautifully. Highly recommend this play.... full review
DAVID CHRZANOWSKI certified reviewer June 04, 2018
This play and the execution was poignant and moving. You should go see it! ... full review
JIM MARTYKA certified reviewer June 05, 2018
A solid piece of theatre that resonates with its audience, bringing a sense of catharsis to anyone who has dealt with loss and grief (and who hasn't?). Director Jim Blanchette takes a script that could easily be heavy-handed and presents it with a perfect balance of subtlety and power in all the right moments. He's helped by a cast of insanely talented stage and screen professionals, who breathe soulful life into these characters and share not just their pain, but also their journey through it. It's beautiful to watch. ... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 06, 2018
#SeeItLA The Women of Lockerbie is a moving modern-day story of grief and healing, as told through Ancient Greek traditions. This form of story-telling works amazingly well not only for this story, but for a Fringe festival. With a simplistic set and no scene changes needed, the actors were able to control the pace to strategically tell their story. The three main women from Lockerbie serve as the Greek chorus filling in needed background information and adding their own experiences to flesh out the story. For the full review visit See It or Skip It LA - full review

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