Tempting Providence Online

By Robert Chafe, Directed by Jillian Keiley, Assistant Directed by Adam Brake

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  • Tempting Providence Online
  • Tempting Providence Online photo by PB Productions
  • Tempting Providence Online Photo by PB Productions

She delivered more than 700 babies, extracted at least 5,000 teeth, set broken limbs, performed kitchen table operations by lamplight and was known throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as “Florence Nightingale of the North.” This is a wonderful heartfelt portrayal of Nurse Myra Bennett who for more than 50 years was the only medical aide along the almost 350 miles of rugged coastline on the Great Northern Peninsula.

Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2021 Online

Didn’t see it all in person?  Loved it so much you want to see it again?  Great news!  TNL Gros Morne Theatre Festival’s 2021 productions are now available for viewing on our website until April, 2022.

How does it work?

Select your show(s),

Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe

The Only Living Father by Tom Cahill

SS Ethie by Shane Ellis Coates

Neddy Norris Night

Purchase your show(s) through our website and you can view anytime within 7 days of purchase time. Each viewing time is only $15.00 plus HST.

After you book, you will receive a confirmation with a link allowing you to view the film.  A count down clock will appear.  You’ll have access to the film for 7 days from time of purchase.

You will need an account to complete your purchase and for viewing.  If you already have an account with us just log in at the check-out and enjoy the shows from the best seat in your house!


To view and download the show programs click here:

Click to view the Tempting Providence program.

Additional credits for Online creations

Produced by PB Productions

Camera Operators:  John McKinnon & Mike Hoskins

Produced with the support of ActraNL


Check out the beauty of Creative Cow Head and the new Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts with these two free-for-view videos.

Creative Cow Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Om6Y41S6E

Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts: Gros Morne Theatre Festival – “Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts” Virtual Tour – YouTube


We are looking forward to seeing you in person in 2022 in Cow Head.  Opening early June and closing mid to late September.  Schedule and online purchasing will be available by Feb. 28, 2022.

Our Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2022 line-up:

SS Ethie Dinner Theatre by Shane Ellis -Coates

Neddy Norris Night

Ed & Ed’s New B & B by Jeff Pitcher

Jewel by Joan Macleod

The Birds by Conor McPherson

The Only Living Father by Tom Cahill



Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.



  • Director: Jillian Keiley
  • Assistant Director: Adam Brake
  • Stage Manager: Stefanie Power
  • Set & Props Design: Jillian Keiley
  • Original Lighting Design: Walter J. Snow
  • Costume Design: Barry Buckle
  • Pre & Post Show Music Selections from Father of the Newfoundland Fiddle Vol. 1