Reagan's One Act Play Advances to Area Competition

The Reagan High School Theater Department has won Zone and District in the UIL One Act Play competition.  They have advanced to the Area UIL One Act competition to be held at Judson Performing Arts Center this Saturday, April 7th.  Five high schools will perform and the schedule follows:

    4:00 pm    Southwest High School performing The History of Tom Jones 

    4:45 pm    SFA High School performing Round and Round the Garden

    5:30 pm    Reagan High School performing The Women of Lockerbie 

    6:15 pm    Westlake High School performing Wild Honey

    7:00 pm    Corpus Christi Carroll High School performing Bus Stop

    7:45 pm    Churchill High School performing The Seagull 

Two schools will advance to Region competition on April 13-14.  

The play will be performed at the Reagan High School auditorium on April 20 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be obtained by email grobin@neisd.net or by calling 210-482-2200, Ext. 248. 

The Women of Lockerbie 

The author, Deborah Brevoort has chosen to view the Lockerbie disaster in December 1988 as a modern-day Greek Tragedy. A Libyan-initiated bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the plane exploded in the sky and crashed into Lockerbie, a small Scottish village, leaving hundreds dead from both the plane and the ground.

Seven years after the crash, Bill Livingston, played by Jesse Brown, has brought his wife Madeline, played by Kathryn Saffell, to a memorial service for the victims. He hopes this will help his grieving wife, who mourns their 20-year-old son Adam, to move on as he has tried to do.

Other members of the cast include Olive Allison, played by Malloree Hill, Woman 1, played by Christie Clark, Woman 2, played by Annie Burton, George Jones, played by Michael Cusimano, and Hattie, played by Andrea Gonzales.

According to Curtain Up, an Internet theatre magazine, "The story focuses on the Livingston's odyssey towards inevitable catharsis that is achieved through their meeting with the Lockerbie women (the Greek chorus) who seek their own closure from grief by saving the victims' clothing from the U.S. State Department's plan to burn them." Women in Lockerbie set up a laundry project to wash the victims' clothing found in the plane's wreckage and shipped them to the families.

The play is directed by Gloria Robinson, Cynthia McDonald, and Mark Keith, theatre teachers at Ronald Reagan High School.