On Dec. 12, 2022, the Libyan intelligence operative suspected of making the bomb that blew up a Pan Am passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 was arrested and extradited to the United States to stand trial. For many of the Hopkinton High School drama students, it was the first they had heard of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, but it provided a bit of context for the play they were planning to audition for a few weeks later.
“The Women of Lockerbie,” an award-winning play written by Deborah Brevoort, takes the audience to the hills of Lockerbie seven years after the bombing and tells the story of a group of women fighting U.S. government bureaucracy to accomplish a stunningly simple, humane goal: washing and returning the clothes of the crash victims to their families. Cast and crew have been hard at work since Jan. 4 to bring this story to life.
Performances are March 9 at 4 p.m. and March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or online (showtix4u.com/event-details/71641).
Note that this play is not recommended for young children as some of the language is graphic.