Tempting Providence

Tempting Providence Opens June 15th

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Tempting Providence is a captivating play that tells the remarkable story of a nurse named Myra Grimsley, (Kiara Cote) who left her home in England to work in the remote and rugged terrain of Newfoundland in the early 20th century. The play, written by Robert Chafe, is based on the true story of Grimsley’s life, and it is an inspiring and moving portrayal of her courage and determination.

The play takes place over several decades, following Grimsley’s journey as she travels from England to Newfoundland, where she is tasked with providing medical care to the people of the isolated communities along the coast. Grimsley faces many challenges, including treacherous weather conditions, a lack of resources, and the suspicion and resistance of the local people, who are skeptical of her methods.

Tempting Providence is a compelling and thought-provoking play that explores themes of bravery, resilience, and the power of human connection. It is a must-see for anyone interested in history, nursing, or the human spirit.

Mariposa Design on Gore Street in Perth is our sponsor for all performances of Tempting Providence. Be sure to stop in to say “hello and thank you” to them for supporting local theatre!

Scan the QR code for the show program

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You last saw Kiara Cote on our stage in November 2021 in the production of “Educating Rita”!
Don’t miss her in this amazing Canadian story where she plays the part of intrepid nurse Myra Bennett.
Photo courtesy JD LaBelle

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L to R are Kieran More as Angus Bennet, Chrystine Williams as
Woman , Gian Paulo Lattanzio as Man and Kiara Cote as Nurse Myra
Photo courtesy JD LaBelle

 

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L TO R ARE CHRYSTINE WILLIAMS (WOMAN), GIAN PAOLO (GP) LATTANZIO (MAN), KIARA COTE (MYRA) AND KIERAN MORE AS ANGUS. PHOTO COURTESY JD LABELLE

In rehearsal and getting costume ready!

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Chrystine Williams (Woman) and LoreeTannett our costumer

 

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Gian Paolo Lattanzio (playing Man) getting fitted