Tempting Providence

by Robert Chafe
November 15, 2007 - December 02, 2007
Preview - November 14, 2007

A Production of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador

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 - a courageous woman who became known as the Florence Nightingale of the North, and a true Newfoundland legend.

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours



“Nurse’s bio a dose of terrific...
It’s one of the finest Canadian productions I’ve seen.”   Ottawa Sun

“If you want to see how to stage a play and hold an audience in the palm of your hand, Tempting Providence is how it’s done.”   Three Weeks in Edinburgh

“Tempting Providence is about rural Newfoundland but it could be about India or South Africa or Australia, or any where in the Colonies the British Empire sent doctors and nurses.”

“ It is a clever four-person show that uses only a table and cloth for a set and introduces you to a lady you'll never forget. It may very well be the best play I’ve ever seen.” 
Alan Doyle (musician), Great Big Sea

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