Bethel Theatre Department Presents "Women of Lockerbie"

The Bethel theatre department will present “Women of Lockerbie” on Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. The performance, under the direction of Derrick Null, will take place in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/ Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

Loosely inspired by a true story, the “Women of Lockerbie” is written by Deborah Brevoort in the structure of a Greek tragedy. The play addresses the challenging topic of terrorism, as well as other social issues often portrayed in modern news media.

A New Jersey mother roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. In her pursuit, 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. Determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, the women want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victims’ families.

“The theatre department chose this play to enter meaningful conversation about terrorism and how we should respond to it among other social issues,” explains Null. “Directly following the productions, the cast will have a talk back with the audience to discuss the issues that are brought up.”

Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now. Only 80 tickets are available for each performance. For questions or more information, contact the theatre office at 574.807.7747.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.