Women of Lockerbie | Raven Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Women of Lockerbie 

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 9 2016
Price: $20
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Deborah Brevoort’s evocative play, about the aftermath of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, is full of ghosts—the ghosts of innocents (killed both in the air and on the ground) and the ghosts of characters from other, older plays (Shakespeare’s Ophelia, Euripides’s Trojan women). The result is that this drama doubly rich: it’s both about real events and about people and the very human need to grieve before we can move on. Robert Tobin’s fine ensemble brings Brevoort’s words to life with grace and power, and Jeff Brown is moving as a father too busy to grieve. But it's the actresses portraying the Greek-chorus-like women of Lockerbie (Barbara Button, Lorraine Freund, Morgan Manasa, and Hayley Rice) who are particularly glorious. —Jack Helbig

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