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Powerful drama set for BBC stage
"The Women of Lockerbie," a moving story about love overcoming hatred, will be presented on the Baptist Bible College stage over three days in October.
Loosely based on a true story, "The Women of Lockerbie" won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award.
The play will be presented on October 22, 23, and 24. Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Phelps Student Center.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the BBC Box Office in the Office of Student Development. Call 570.585.9000 for details.
All BBC students receive one free ticket. Seminary students receive two free tickets. The price for alumni and senior citizens 55 and over is $6.
Award-winning playwright Deborah Brevoort powerfully describes the painful grieving process of the mother of a young American man killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Seven years after the tragedy, she is searching for some sign of her son's remains in the hills around Lockerbie, Scotland, where the wreckage of the plane crashed. While there, she meets a group of women from Lockerbie who are trying to obtain the clothing found at the crash site from the Unites States Government. They want to wash the nearly 11,000 pieces of clothing and return them to the victims' families to help bring them some closure.
Several talented BBC students will be performing in the production under the direction of Dr. Brian Maxwell.
- Hannah Sayre (Madeline Livingston) is a freshman from Tunkhannock, PA, and is studying in the Communications/Drama and Counseling programs. This is her first time performing in a BBC production.
- Mark Mallecoccio (Bill Livingston) is a freshman from Erin, NY, and is studying in the Communications/Drama program. He is also involved in the BBC Concert Chorale.
- Maggie Hillegass (Olive Allison) is a freshman from Pottstown, PA. She is studying in the Communications/Drama program.
- Danielle McMichael (Woman 1) is from Oxford, PA. She is a senior in the Secondary Education/English program. She worked with the BBC productions "Little Women: The Broadway Musical," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank," "Lettice and Lovage," and "Over the River and Through the Woods."
- Mary Chappell (Woman 2) is a sophomore from Greeley, PA, and is studying in the Communications/Drama program. Last spring she performed the role of Helen in a scene from "The Spiral Staircase" for a directing project.
- Michelle Bailey (Hattie) is a junior from Roseau, MN, and is studying in the Secondary Education/English program. She previously appeared in "Lettice and Lovage" "Jane Eyre: The Musical," and worked as a techie for "And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank."
- Joshua Stephen Nemmers (George Jones) is a junior from Des Moines, IA, and is studying in the Pastoral Ministries program. He is currently a junior class officer and is involved in the BBC Ministry Team.
Dr. Maxwell has been teaching and directing plays at BBC for 23 years. He holds degrees in communications, theatre, and ministry, has studied theatre in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his Ph.D. from New York University's program in Educational Theatre.
Learn more about Communications/Drama at BBC here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available on the Clarks Summit campus, online, and through several distance-learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 9/18/2009 2:21:11 PM