Featuring the music of Rita MacNeil. A musical based on the life of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, Rita MacNeil. Flying On Her Own tells the story of a young girl growing up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, who realizes she will never be happy without music in her life. The play traces her journey from abused child to unhappy wife and feminist activist, from single mother on welfare to a woman who finally finds inner peace and contentment through her music. This is a story about perseverance and the power of art to sustain us. Published by Playwrights Canada Press, 2006.