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The Women of Lockerbie

A story of redemption by Deborah Brevoort

Sept 18, 19, 25, 26, Oct 2, 3, 4m, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18m, 23, 24

Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on October 4 and 18
There is no intermission for this show.

Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

Mature Subject Matter

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 drama 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.

The cast of The Women of Lockerbie

Bill John Smith
Madeline     Gillian Yorke
Olive Chérie Zinck
Hattie Brenda Bailey
George Jones
Darrell Doucette
Woman 1 (Mary) Charmaine Potter
Woman 2 (Anna) Karen Armour
Woman 3 (Morag) Jean Hall
Woman 2 (Anna) - Oct 2,3,4 Rosslyn Harris

The Crew

Director Michelle Herx
Producer R. G. Henry
Stage Manager Jean Kelly
Assistant Stage Manager Sabrina Doucette
Costumes Lana Churchill & Cast
Lights Ernest Zinck
Sound Ernest Zinck
Set Design Michelle Herx
Set Builder Cast, Crew, Dennis Herx, Alan Tupper, Lloyd Vassallo, Ann Kenny, George Henry, Bob Cook, Marc Hetu & Lilli Lockwood
Photographer Ernest Zinck
Posters, Program & Website Sharon Churchill Roe
Publicity Publicity Committee
E-newsletter Editor Laura Churchill Duke

John Smith

John Smith is following his last performance at CentreStage in the hit comedy Leading Ladies. John Smith (Bill) is excited to be back in this dramatic and thought provoking play.  “This is such a challenging play” he notes, “but I know this talented cast led by our excellent Director will do justice to the Brevoort’s brilliant work. Thank you for joining us in this journey and may you each find a path through your personal hills of Lockerbie…”  When not acting, John fills his days on the job with the Community College here in the Valley and he lives in Wolfville with his encouraging and supportive “Women of Wolfville” – Beth and Jamie.  

Gillian Yorke

Gillian Yorke is no stranger to CentreStage theatre...but it has been a while. Previously in Little Women and Pride and Prejudice, she is thrilled to be back on stage, and getting back to her community theatre roots. When not on stage, Gillian spends her time working in Parks and Recreation for the Town of Kentville, and enjoying life with her beautiful family. Special thanks go to her husband for encouraging her all along and his unwavering support, and to the cast and crew for such a wonderful experience.

Chérie Zinck

Chérie Zinck lives in Port Williams with three cats and the lighting person.

Brenda Bailey

Brenda Bailey has been performing for the last XX years in opera, musical theatre and stage productions in BC and NS. She is happy to be with CentreStage Theatre for the first time in the role of Hattie. Brenda has come to the realization that she is no longer the ingénue but finds that the old lady parts are more fun! Brenda and her husband Alan own and operate Meander River Farm and Brewery in Ashdale, Hants County. Many thanks to her family who always make her feel like a star.

Darrell Doucette

Darrell Doucette is up for the challenge to play the role of George Jones, which is quite different from his previous role as Horatio Dogberry (Three to Get Married). He has been involved with CentreStage for many years working in various positions: acting, stage manager, light/sound. He has really enjoyed working with some old friends and new ones. Previous productions include Three to Get Married, Farndale Avenue...Christmas Carol. During the summer you can find Darrell at the Wolfville Visitors Information Centre, where he has been for the last 5 years.

Charmaine Potter

Charmaine Potter: Not only is this Charmaine's first CentreStage production, it is her first time performing on stage. She would like to thank all of the cast and crew and outside coaching for helping her along the way and for the warm welcome they have given. She'd like to thank her husband and friends for their encouragement.

Karen Armour

Karen Armour: Life is an adventure. After retiring from the practice of law in May 2014, she was looking for new challenges and adventures. Acting has been one of those challenges. She did some background work on Haven, Mr. D. and The Healer. She also recently had the privilege of doing a commercial for Sport NS called The Pledge. The next challenge…stage! She is delighted to be appearing in The Women of Lockerbie. It is a wonderful story of healing and resilience. “I look forward to doing more stage work in the future (preferably without an accent!)”

Jean Hall

Jean Hall is thrilled to be performing at CentreStage for the first time, after a few years hiatus from acting. Jean has performed in several productions with Quick As A Wink Theatre in Windsor including Glory Days, Murder’s In The Heir, Marvin's Room, The Replacement, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Jean is an avid golfer and works at Avon Valley Golf and Country Club.

Rosslyn Harris

Rosslyn Harris will be performing in the role of Woman 2 (Anna) for the October 2, 3 and 4 productions.

Michelle Herx

Michelle Herx has always loved theatre. She majored in Speech and Drama at The Catholic University of America, and went on to Gallaudet University for a Master’s Degree and a lifelong career of working with Deaf persons. She’s enjoyed acting with CentreStage since 1996, but The Women of Lockerbie is her directorial debut here. In 2000, Michelle wrote the the book and lyrics for the musical, Glory Days: The True Story of the Great Windsor Fire, with music by Roger Taylor. Realizing that a story about Windsor wasn’t meant to have a home in Kentville, in 2003 she founded a new community theatre, Quick As A Wink Theatre, in the West Hants area. Her life has been consumed with Quick As A Wink Theatre ever since! Now that she has retired from the QAAW Board, Michelle has found time to direct Deborah Brevoort’s powerful, yet tender drama, The Women of Lockerbie. She sends her thanks to her loving husband who supports her passion for theatre, and extends a grateful heart and a sincere THANK-YOU to CentreStage for the invitation to direct here.

Jean Kelly

Jean Kelly has been working in various roles and positions for CentreStage since Stage Managing The Supporting Cast in 1994. She is pleased to be working with the cast and crew of The Women of Lockerbie. It’s been a heart-tugging experience.  

Sabrina Doucette

Sabrina Doucette: This is Sabrina's fourth show at CentreStage and is really excited to be working with her dad again. She is currently going into grade eleven at Horton high school and is the co-leader of the tech crew.

Ernest Zinck

Ernest Zinck is a retired chemistry professor who lives in Port Williams with Olive and three cats. He is excited to work with the excellent cast and crew in lighting this gripping drama about the triumph of love over hate.