Saturday, November 8, 2008

Final Performances of "Lockerbie"

In 1988 a terrorist bomb brought down a Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. But the horror of the event has almost been forgotten, overshadowed by 9/11. In “The Women of Lockerbie,” Deborah Brevoort’s fictional recreation of the event’s lingering aftermath, we confront the grief of the victims’ families years later. This prize-winning drama closes in Sacramento on November 23 and may be our last foreseeable chance to experience it

California Stage chooses to present this timely portrait of how the actions of 200 women forced the United States government to release the 11,000 pieces of clothing left by the 103 crash so they could return them to their families. This play shows how ordinary people cope with extraordinary horror. It gives powerful voice to a disturbing contemporary anguish—how to respond to the suffering caused by terrorism while offering new hope to a world witnessing continual acts of revenge and hatred. This play’s powerful message resonates in our post 9/11 world. What is fate? How do you reconcile profound grief with belief in God? How do you cope with evil?

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets: $20 general; $15 students, seniors, and SARTA members; (Note: professional organizations may apply as a group, and tickets do not have to be for the same performance to apply.) For reservations or information about group prices, contact California Stage at 916-451-5822 or go to . The play will be held at California Stage Theater 2509 R Street in Midtown Sacramento. Seating is limited.

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