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SFA to present student-directed 'The Women of Lockerbie'

October 23, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Deborah Brevoort's full-length play "The Women of Lockerbie" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 3, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Directed by Lewisville senior Marie Phillips, the play takes place seven years after the tragic Pan Am 103 crash. Americans Bill and Madeline Livingston visit the site in Lockerbie, Scotland, to attend a vigil and mourn the death of their son, Adam. In an act of desperation, Madeline searches for her son's missing remains as Bill searches for Madeline, explains Phillips. That same night, the women of Lockerbie take on the American government in hopes of obtaining the clothes of the victims, washing them and returning them to the families in an effort called The Laundry Project.

The cast includes Wichita Falls senior Travis Brasher as Bill Livingston; Frisco senior Aubrey Moore as Olive Allison; Houston senior Anais Saenz as Madeline Livingston; Baytown freshman Triston Haq as George Jones; Austin senior Abigail Junk as Hattie; and Austin senior Sarah Loveday, Winnsboro freshman Sarah Anne Ramsey, Katy freshman Avery Connor and Copperas Cove sophomore Bailey Van Hecke in the chorus.

The production staff includes Ash Whiting, Houston sophomore, as stage manager; Kiara Hawkins, Tyler Junior, assistant director; Yair Zarate, Austin junior, assistant stage manager; Katie Irwin, Arlington junior, scenic designer; Savannah Lewis, Malakoff sophomore, costume designer; Kamron Key, Frisco junior, lighting designer; Cameron Wall, El Campo sophomore, sound designer; Drake Combs, Austin senior, makeup designer; Tyler Canada, Los Angeles senior, properties manager; and Alexis Grusecki, Baytown sophomore, assistant properties manager.

Phillips has directed and acted in, designed for and served as dramaturg for more than a dozen SFA productions. She is a member of the Student Productions Advisory Committee, Alpha Psi Omega and Improv Strikes Back, and she is a member of the Turner Auditorium technical crew.

Faculty production advisor for "The Women of Lockerbie" is Scott Shattuck.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.