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Theatre / The Women Of Lockerbie

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Tell them hatred will not have the last word in Lockerbie.

A play by Deborah Brevoort that was awarded the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition in 2001. The Women of Lockerbie depicts the events of the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Set seven years after the tragedy, the play follows Bill and Madeline Livingston as they visit Lockerbie to join in a vigil. Madeline however has found no peace and desperately roams the hills looking for any remains of her son Adam. But Adam was sitting on the seat right above the bomb, and finding any bit of him at all is not going to happen. But Madeline isn't listening to the reason of her husband or of Mrs. Olive Allison and two other women. As all this is going on, the women have been trying to get the clothes of the victims from the United States government in order to clean them and return them to the families of the victims. Opposing them is State Department Agent George Jones.


This work provides examples of:

  • Blatant Lies: Yes, Hattie definitely doesn't read.
  • I Lied: Hattie says this to Jones.
  • Jerkass: George Jones certainly comes off as this at times.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Hattie definitely lightens things up in an otherwise somber play.
  • Those Two Women: Woman 1 and Women 2, who are never named.
  • Wham Line:
    Olive: No! I lost a daughter, and a husband! Your son's plane crashed into my farm and killed my family!"
  • What Could Have Been: An early draft had the character of Jones' mother. She was removed because she made the climax more complicated.

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