Jan is very thankful to have been part of this amazing ensemble. She is grateful for her many years in community theatre where she has had the opportunity to be both on stage and behind the scenes. She feels that community theatre has been great therapy! A retired educator, Jan and her husband moved from the prairies and felt they had “come home” and it was the perfect place to raise a family.
Jan believes we need to: love to live and live to love.
A recalcitrant stage hermit who prefers the company of nature to society, he usually comes out of the hills in winter for a show or two. Previously spotted as the Duke of Norfolk in Man for all Seasons, Doctor Grey in Anatomy of Grey, Jimmy and Dave in Almost Maine, and Reverend Peters in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
An inveterate champion of love over hate.
“Grief is love that has no place to go” (Jamie Anderson). Megan believes it is a good thing that the Women of Lockerbie can help us all find a place for Love. It has been a pleasure for Megan to work with such a GREAT cast and an amazing director! She sends thanks always to her family for their patience while she “plays”.
The Lockerbie women stood up for what they believed in. After suffering an unimaginable tragedy, they rallied to give back. She believes the Beatles were right. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! It’s so simple and yet so true. In these times, it is vital to spread the love.
We all have the potential to make a difference.
Lori Appleton is thrilled to be working with a cast of such talented actors and under the direction of Sylvia Swift. This is Lori’s third play with Mercury Theatre. You may have seen her as Tiny in The Anatomy of Gray and as Marcie in Almost Maine. Preparing for these performances has been a contemplative, moving, and hopeful process. The depth of the human condition is boundless and always worth exploration. Enjoy.
Dan, a relative newcomer to Duncan, is pleased to join this very talented group of people to bring this topical play to our audience. Though this is his first show here he brings 40 years of experience with him. He hopes it shows!
Love is an ocean that always drowns hate in the end.
In 2018 Shauna stumbled into community theatre as Hope in Almost Maine. She has worked behind the scenes with many Mercury Players productions. She is delighted to be part of an amazing group of theatre folk who are kind and supportive.
Aggie grapples with the loss left in the wake of the Lockerbie Bombing. She holds onto the little things of everyday life that assure her there will always be love & hope in the world!
Margie feels honoured to play one of the wise Women of Lockerbie who are determined to let love transcend the evil that landed on their little town. This is her first acting role since way back in Grade 2!Margie joined Mercury Players intending to help out off stage, and has enjoyed set building, managing props and being a stagehand. She tripped and fell into a storytelling (with maybe a bit of acting) role in The Vagina Monologues in 2022, and got hooked on entertaining people. She is grateful to the many folks in Mercury Players who have gently supported and encouraged her to step far from her comfort zone, onto the community theatre stage.
Women of Lockerbie has truly been a labour of love. While the story is harrowing to experience, the message is uplifting and timely. My character, Cait, (a Gaelic name which means “Pure”) has lived her whole life in Lockerbie, and has worked down at the pub since she was old enough to wash dishes. You can still see a little of the barmaid sass that, before Pan-Am 103, kept the punters entertained— and in line. Cait is on a journey back to who she was before she became an unwilling witness to a world tragedy. She, and I, believe that love overcomes hate. Cait brings her no-nonsense style to the conversation, however, survivor’s guilt is not easily held at bay.
Bethanny is delighted to join her fellow thespians as Dori in this meaningful play, based on true incidents, that attempts to make sense of and bring something positive/good from something so horribly evil. She hopes you enjoy the play.
Bethanny’s Theatre involvement has included acting and stage management beginning with high school in Williams Lake and Chilliwack, in the mid 2000’s with the Fillmore Players in White Rock at the Unity Church, and since 2014, the Cowichan Musical and The Mercury Players Societies.