I was provided a ticket to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Tempting Providence is based on a true story of the tenacious and resilient Myra Bennett. She leaves her life in England in the early 20th century and journeys to the remote village of Daniel’s Harbour in Newfoundland to be the region’s medical practitioner. Despite the cold, harsh winters and the townspeople’s initial skepticism about her abilities, Bennet determines to confound expectations through her down-to-earth courage and fortitude. Can she earn the community’s respect? An inspiring and highly theatrical tale of heroism, sprinkled with generous doses of humour and romance, this play asks big questions about whether life happens simply by chance, or by the hand of a larger force unseen.
The Abbotsford Community Arts Addition is a very intimate way to experience the show. The stage is set up in the left wall of the room and seating is located on the surrounding walls. The venue seats 260. The layout really makes you feel like you are experiencing the show instead of just watching it play out in front of you. The performances of the cast of Tempting Providence truly keep you captivated the entire show. Gallery 7 Theatre keeps the sets and costumes very simple.
When: January 28th – February 1st, February 4th – 8th, 2020 at 7:30pm
Matinees: February 1st and 8th at 2pm
Where: Abbotsford Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford
Tickets: 604-852-3701 or Gallery 7 Theatre Box Office