Leavenworth High School theater students will present a military tribute show this weekend.
Students will perform “The Women of Lockerbie” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the school’s auditorium.
Active and retired service members receive complimentary admission and will be recognized before each show.
The play tells the story of how women in the small Scottish town of Lockerbie responded after terrorists ignited a bomb inside of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie.
“The ‘Women of Lockerbie’ has the potential to be the best show Leavenworth High School has ever done,” said Jennifer Morgan, director of the theater department at the high school. “The cast, only eight students, is committed and has embraced the opportunity to tell this compelling story. There isn’t really a lead character. The line load is equally distributed among the cast. The husband and wife are obviously important characters, but the women of Lockerbie are the storytellers and the government official is one of the major antagonists of the show.”
The play is set in 1995, seven years after the terrorist attack.
“One of the takeaways from this show is a quote from the ABC Nightly News’ coverage in the aftermath of Pan Am 103,” Morgan said. “The cleric from Lockerbie said, ‘We are our brother’s keeper.’ That has profoundly affected how the cast has respected and responded to the script and storytelling for our production.”
There will be a living museum at the theater entrance before the show and during intermission. Scones and tea will be served.
Admission for non-military people is $5 for adults and $4 for students.
“Leavenworth High School is honored to have a military appreciation show each year,” Morgan said. “We live in a country that has so much. We have the freedom to do shows on stage, sing, dance, tell stories, shop and have free public schools. Our military sacrifices much to ensure that our community and our country have these freedoms.”