Rosie the Riveter had nothing on Ethel Wood. At the age of 17, Ethel left home to become a flight line mechanic at Elementary Air Training School De Winton, helping to maintain planes and prepare pilots during World War 2. Over the course of a year, she helped train 10 cohorts of pilots, and made an indelible impression on both the aircraftmen and her fellow workers.
Now, Linda Wood Edwards brings Ethel’s story to the stage, in a new collaboration between Northern Sabbatical Productions and MAA & PAA Theatre. Never Let the Crew See You Cry, starring Alex Mackie, Judy McFerrin and Laura Raboud, will be coming to the Strathcona Library Theatre as part of the Edmonton Fringe!