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Furman University Theatre Stages “The Women of Lockerbie”

In December 1988, a small Scottish town hosted unusual guests: dozens of corpses that lay for days in streets, fields and gardens until investigators could process them as forensic evidence. The dead were victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing that claimed 259 passengers and crew, and 11 people on the ground. Inspired by true events, The Women of Lockerbie depicts the extraordinary efforts of the town’s women to wash 11,000 pieces of clothing from the plane’s wreckage as both a practical and symbolic act of cleansing. Guest Jayce Tromsness directs the play, which takes place in The Playhouse on the campus of Furman University in Greenville November 9th – 20th. Tickets $10-$18.