The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents "Tempting Providence" (a TNL Production)

Tempting Providence

By Robert Chafe


A Theatre Newfoundland Labrador Production


Directed by Jillian Keiley

Stage Managed by Beth Bartle

Costumes Designed By Barry Buckle

Lighting Designed by Walter J. Snow

Pre- and post-music by Rufus Guinchard

& Selections from Father of the Newfoundland Fiddle Vol. 1



Deidre Gillard-Rowlings

Darryl Hopkins

Melanie CainesTempting Providence by Robert Chafe (photo: Mark Taylor. Model: Laurie Murphy)

Robert Wyatt Thorne


Tempting Providence is the simple and simply elegant tale of Nurse Myra Bennett, our “Florence Nightingale of the North”. In 1921 she left her home in England to provide the only medical services along 350 kilometres of Newfoundland’s remote Northern Coast. She came for 2 years, and stayed forever. She delivered more than 700 babies, extracted 5000 teeth, set broken limbs, and performed kitchen table operations by lamplight. Along the way, she also fell in love…


Tues - Fri @ 8p.m.

Sat @ 4p.m. & 8:30p.m.
Sun @ 2p.m.


Tickets $30-$42 (Rush Seating for Students $10 1hr before showtime)

Call the Box Office at 613-236-5196 to purchase

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