An Inspiring Story of Resilience and Tenacity


By Robert Chafe

January 24 & 25, 28 – Feb 1, Feb 4 – 8, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: Jan. 25, Feb 1 & 8 @ 2:00 PM

Abbotsford Community Arts Addition
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford

Based on a true story, the tenacious and resilient Myra Bennett leaves her life in England in the early 20th century and journeys to the remote village of Daniel’s Harbour in Newfoundland to be the region’s medical practitioner. Despite the cold, harsh winters and the townspeople’s initial skepticism about her abilities, Bennet determines to confound expectations through her down-to-earth courage and fortitude. Can she earn the community’s respect? An inspiring and highly theatrical tale of heroism, sprinkled with generous doses of humour and romance, this play asks big questions about whether life happens simply by chance, or by the hand of a larger force unseen.

Performance Calendar


Online tickets for opening weekend performances are sold out and/or have only wheel chair and/or specifically held seats available. 

For subscribers, seats have been held. However, we encourage attending later performances as we want to ensure that we can accommodate all patrons. 

For single tickets, please contact House of James at 604-852-3701 or check with lobby box office staff one hour prior to showtime for additional ticket availability.

Cast & Creative Team


Cassie Unger | Steven Simpson | Larry Hamm | Sandra Laratta | Laura Ruth

Artistic Team

Directed by LLOYD ARNETT | Set Design by LLOYD ARNETT  | Costume Design by EMILY KRACK | Sound Design by TESSA TRACH | Lighting Design by PHIL MIGUEL | Make-up and Hair Design by DANIELLE MILETTE | Props Design by DIANNA LEWIS | Assistant Stage Manager - Costumes PAT DAVIS | Stage Manager DES HALE


Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online or at House of James. All seating is General Admission, meaning that there are no assigned seats. We recommend arriving early to secure the seats you want!

Price Options*

Adult - $25 | Senior/Student - $22 | Groups (8+) - $20 | Children - $12

*plus additional order fees. ($1.25/ticket online, $1.75/ticket at House of James, and $2.00/ticket at the door). 

Subscription Options

This show is also available as part of the Season or Mainstage Packages which start from just $82 for adults or $66 for seniors/students! More information can be found on our Subscription page.


Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to provide assistance to persons with disabilities wherever possible, however, due to the outlay of the theatre facility, access is limited.

Seating for  wheel-chair patrons is located on audience left of the stage in a designated area closer to the stage. Limit three spaces per performance. Please contact the theatre at 604-504-5940 prior to purchasing tickets to ensure wheel-chair seating is available for the performance you are attending.

We would like to advise our patrons that access to other seats requires the ability to descend and ascend stairs.  Limited assistance is available if necessary, however, patrons are encouraged to have an attendant present to assist in case of emergency. Unfortunately, walkers and wheel chairs cannot be placed in aisles.

We request that an attendant be present to assist persons with significant disabilities. Please contact the theatre ahead of time if you require extra assistance to seats.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.