Three elderly ladies rebel against a 1960’s world that has them locked up in an old folk’s home for the destitute. After escaping in a rowboat, they are washed ashore in the village of Trotley, England where they take over an abandoned cottage. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger shows up claiming to be the cottage's real owner, Before you can say "Bob's your Uncle", he drops dead of a heart attack and the ladies hatch a convoluted plan to hide the body. A nosy neighbour, a too-helpful handyman and the arrival of the dead man's niece all contribute to high-spirited fun. Can these determined women conceal a dark secret that, if revealed, will upset all their plans to grow old...ungracefully?
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A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 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. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim's families. The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic dramsa about the triumph of love over hate. Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.
It's almost Christmas - the season to be jolly - but things are going downhill fast at the Kendall's! Carl's been fired, the budget won't stretch far enough to cover gifts for everyone and Uncle Roscoe's due to arrive any day for a visit. As a matter of fact, a reasonable facsimile of Uncle has arrived, a bit prematurely, and brought his friend Kenny. He takes advantage of the mistaken identity and lends his expertise in solving family problems with dynamic energy and a joyously funny slant on life's challenges. Oh oh. The real Uncle Roscoe appears, but these two loveable 'con' men have already won the Kendalls' hearts and carry on with a lot of zest and compassion! A thoroughly contemporary holiday celebration, warmly, wryly humorous and brimming with the love of living! The best for any season!
Auditions for The Women of Lockerbie will be held on the Main Stage at CentreStage Theatre, 61 River Street, Kentville, on Wednesday, May 27th from 7 to 9pm and in the Upper Performance Centre (UPC) Sunday, May 31st from 2 to 4pm. Please note: On both dates the Main Stage (27)and the UPC (31) will be open one hour before the audition time to allow those who are interested to peruse the parts of the The Women of Lockerbie script that will be used in the audition process.