Based on actual events, The Women of Lockerbie follows two New Jersey parents on their trip to Lockerbie, Scotland, where their son perished aboard Pan Am Flight 103 seven years prior. In search of closure, the couple encounter the women of the small town, who are trying to recover the victims' clothing, which is being held by the U.S. government. The women wish to return the garments to the families of those who died.
The tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103 took place on Dec. 21, 1988, when the plane exploded over Lockerbie, killing 259 passengers and 11 people on the ground. Families of the victims of the nearly 15-year-old disaster are still seeking compensation.
Judith Ivey stars in the play written by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Scott Elliott (The Women, Three Sisters). The cast also includes Larry Pine (The Seagull), Jenny Sterlin (Major Barbara), Kathleen Doyle (The Odd Couple), Angela Pietropinto (Tartuffe: Born Again), Adam Trese (A View From the Bridge) and Kristin Sieh (Aquila Theater Company’s The Iliad: Book I).
Ivey recently starred in the Broadway revival of Follies. Her other numerous theatre credits include Voices in the Dark, Piaf, Blithe Spirit, Precious Sons, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Hurlyburly and Steaming. The actress garnered Tony Award nominations for the latter three works, winning for final two.
The design team for The Women of Lockerbie includes Derek McLane (set), Jason Lyons (lighting), Ken Travis (sound) and Mattie Ullrich (costumes). The dialect coach is Stephen Gabis. For tickets to The Women of Lockerbie at the Theatre @ St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, call (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit the co-presenters websites at www.thenewgroup.org and www.womensproject.org.