There is still time to book tickets for this world premiere presentation of The Flight! This exciting new SideStream production, co-produced by Theatre Gargantua, brings to life one of the earliest pioneers of civil aviation in a presentation to enhance your African Heritage Month curriculum for high school audiences.
Written and Performed by Beryl Bain The Flight, a new work by acclaimed theatre artist Beryl Bain, explores the ground-breaking life of aviation pioneer Bessie Colman – the first African-American woman and the first Native-American to hold an international pilot’s license. Rising above economic obstacles and social barriers in the Roaring ’20s, she earned the nickname “Brave Bessie” and even her dreams were quite literally sky high. From flight school in Paris to spectacular barnstorming shows, Bessie dazzled audiences with her bravery, beauty, and technological mastery. The Flight evokes Bessie’s unshakable optimism, her determination, her vision, and the indomitable self confidence that led her to soar above the clouds, reaching ever closer to the sun. Queen Bess Productions and Theatre Gargantua, in association with b current Performing Arts and Roseneath Theatre, are pleased to offer student matinee performances for just $17/student with a free staff ticket available for each 15 students booked. As well, each student matinee performance will include a post-show talk back. Student Matinee Performances Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 am Monday, February 13th at 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 14th at 10:30 am (Very limited availability) Wednesday, February 15th at 1:00 pm Thursday, February 16th at 1:00 pm For more information or to reserve space for your class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.