Tempting Providence

The Mercury Players are taking Tempting Providence to the Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival in Campbell River. The play will be performed May 15 at Rivercity Players, 1080 Hemlock Street, Campbell River. We would love your support at the Festival so stay tuned for more details.

About the play:

This magically inventive comedy-drama will transport you back to a time when people struggled, even harder than today, to survive. The nearest hospital was days away and forceful weather, disease, work accidents, malnutrition, and childbirth could claim your life quickly. You will meet the hard working people of Daniel’s Harbour, an outport with a vast roadless community, whom Nurse Bennett must serve. She travels by foot, boat or dogsled, depending on the season. Some of her patients are stubbornly superstitious, while others are willing to learn from “the Nurse.” From those in robust good health to those in dreadful pain, all possess the grit, courage and humanity to sustain themselves and their neighbours through extremely hard times. Tempting Providence explores Bennett’s steely British resolve but also humour and compassion for all those Newfoundlanders she comes to know and care for. At the core of the play is the love story between her and her pragmatic husband, Angus.

Click image for program from show in February