Conquest of the Air
Written & Performed by Wayne James
jurasco - Beausejour, MB
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge. - Wilbur Wright
A spawn of the industrial revolution, sired in a new Gilded Age, aviation took the world by storm at the close of the 19th century.
Many contributed to this achievement, few are recognized.
Weaving together personal stories with historical drama, Conquest of the Air tells the story of early aviation.

Show Info:
60 Minutes
Spoken Word


Wed July 19 10:00 PM
Thu July 20 7:45 PM
Fri July 21 12:45 PM
Sun July 23 6:15 PM
Tue July 25 3:45 PM
Wed July 26 2:30 PM
Thu July 27 4:15 PM
Fri July 28 11:00 AM
Sat July 29 7:45 PM

Conquest of the Air

jurasco—The Cinematheque

From a childhood looking longingly towards the sky to an adulthood lovingly rebuilding a civilian aircraft by hand through multiple mishaps, writer and performer Wayne James’ love of flight is clear to see. Interwoven with the political and interpersonal dramas that animated the early history of manned flight, you can really see the passion Wayne brings. Unfortunately, during the show I attended, there were a number of missteps requiring the technician to call out some lines, but even with those the entire experience was extremely enjoyable, both to learn this history and the personal story he tells.

Josh Fidelak