Main Stage

Tempting Providence

By Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley

Nov 11, 2006 – Nov 28, 2006

Nurse Myra Bennett arrived in Daniel’s Harbour, Newfoundland in the spring of 1921. She had signed on to work in the community for only two years. She stayed for more than 50.

Tempting Providence is a simple and simply elegant tale that recounts the true story of a woman who left her home in England for Newfoundland’s remote Great Northern Peninsula, to serve a community in great need. It explores the heart of a hero who struggles with isolation and loneliness, as much as she struggles against the odds to achieve medical miracles. And ultimately, it celebrates the life of a courageous woman who became known as the Florence Nightingale of the North, and a true Newfoundland legend.

 

Cast List

Deidre Gillard-Rowlings Myra Bennett
Darryl Hopkins Angus Bennett
Robert Wyatt Thorne Man
Melanie Caines Woman
 
Robert Chafe Playwright
Jillian Keiley Director
Walter J. Snow
Original Lighting Design
Jillian Keiley Set Design Concept
Barry Buckle Costume Designer
Karla Biggin Stage Manager
Denise Dolliver Tour Manager
Rufus Guinchard Original Music

 

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