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Deering High School presents ‘The Women of Lockerbie’

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine – The Deering High School Drama Club presents “The Women of Lockerbie,” an award-winning play by Deborah Brevoort, at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. Tickets for $5 each will be sold at the door.

The play, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2003, tells of women in Lockerbie, Scotland, fighting the U.S. government to secure the clothing of those killed on Pan Am flight 103, a plane destroyed by a terrorist bomb in 1988.  In the play, the Lockerbie women washed the clothing and sent it to the families of those killed on the flight, believing that it would help comfort them.

At each performance, Deering students will collect donations of gently used adult T-shirts, sizes medium and larger, for a project that turns them into diapers for babies in Madagascar, Haiti, Ghana and an orphanage in Texas.

The students will wash the shirts and mail them to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Iowa. The sisters will make the diapers and distribute them to needy families and orphanages.  The

Deering High School Drama Club received a $300 grant from the nonprofit group, Painting for a Purpose, to cover the cost of postage.

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