Tempting Providence

October 10-27
Springer Theatre

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By Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
A production of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador

  • True Canadiana: Highly-acclaimed, theatrical and touching, TEMPTING PROVIDENCE is a true story of courage and strength. British-trained nurse Myra Grimsley arrived to an isolated community in Newfoundland in 1921, and stayed in spite of huge odds against her. She was one of the first group of outport nurses who became a legend for performing a variety of medical tasks, from delivering babies to setting bones to extracting teeth. Myra did this in all kinds of weather while traveling by foot, horse, dogsled and boat along the 320-kilometer rugged Northern Peninsula.

    For more information on this riveting piece, please visit Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s website or read a recent review by Connie Meng, North Country Public Radio.

    “It’s one of the things that art gives us – an ability to see beyond the ordinary in our everyday lives and grasp the extraordinary at its heart.”
    – John Coulbourn, Sun Media“Storytelling at its best – a script loaded with a full palette of emotions.”
    – London Free Press“Brilliantly funny. What a treat!”
    – Daily Mirror

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    Playing at the Springer Theatre from October 10 to 27, 2012

    Evening Performances: Tuesday through Saturday 8:00PM
    Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30PM
    Running Time:
 2 hours
  • Cast

    Deidre Gillard-Rowlings – Myra Bennett *
    Darryl Hopkins – Angus *
    Willow Kean – Woman
    Robert Wyatt Thorne – Man

    * Featured in photo. Photo by Peter Buckle, PB Photography

    Creative Team

    Jillian Keiley – Director
    Barry Buckle – Costume Designer
    Walter J. Snow – Lighting Designer
    Karen Griffin – Stage Manager
    Pre & Post-Show Music, Rufus Guinchard
    Selections from Father of the Newfoundland Fiddle Vol. 1

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  • Video

    TV Cogeco – K-Town Source

  • Character a decade in the making – The Kingston Whig Standard

    Theatre Review: Tempting Providence – Connie Meng, NCPR