Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray June 10th – August 8th 2020

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The commissioning of this play is supported by Cowbell Brewing Co.

June 10-August 8 

Opens June 12

By Gil Garratt, Beth Kates, Kelly McIntosh, and Emma Marcy

Lorna Bray was born in Blyth, Ontario in 1931. Lorna grew up in this small farming community, attended the local one-room school, went to church, saw the trains coming in and out of town, all in the midst of the Great Depression. And at the age of fourteen, in a break from all convention and expectation, she began what would become a defining lifelong relationship: she learned to fly a Piper J-3 Cub.

By the age of 16 Lorna not only had her private pilot’s license, she had joined the Ottawa Parachute Club and became the first woman in Canada to jump out of an airplane. Lorna’s illustrious career took her literally all over the world: from supply runs to the mines in Northern Ontario, to working as a flight instructor in New Zealand, to being Canada’s first female civil aviation inspector. Even in retirement, Lorna continued to fly, volunteering for the Red Cross in Ethiopia.

Lorna won the Amelia Earhart Award from the Ninety-Nines, an international women pilots organization. She was a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the Order of Canada, an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.

Lorna’s achievements in aviation are astounding, and she had to fight hard for every single one of them. Lorna was a trailblazer and a standard bearer who aimed her cockpit right at the glass ceiling and pushed on, full throttle.

The play itself follows Lorna’s phenomenal biography, and will be an incredible piece of storytelling with a few technical marvels that you will want to experience.


Play Showings

Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray WednesdayJune 10, 2020 (Preview)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray ThursdayJune 11, 2020 (Preview)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray FridayJune 12, 2020 (Opening)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SaturdayJune 13, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SaturdayJune 13, 20208pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray TuesdayJune 16, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray WednesdayJune 17, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray ThursdayJune 18, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray FridayJune 19, 2020 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SaturdayJune 27, 2020 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray TuesdayJune 30, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray ThursdayJuly 2, 20208pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray FridayJuly 3, 2020 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SaturdayJuly 4, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray TuesdayJuly 7, 20208pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray WednesdayJuly 8, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray ThursdayJuly 9, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray FridayJuly 18, 2020 (Country Supper Available at Walton Hall)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray TuesdayJuly 21, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray FridayJuly 24, 2020 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)8pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SundayAugust 2, 20202pmBUY Passes
Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray SaturdayAugust 8, 2020 (closing)8pmBUY Passes