Prairie Nurse by Marie Beath Badian
Prairie Nurse, which premiered at the Blyth Festival, is a comedy about two Filipino nurses who come to work at a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the late 1960s. Cultural clashes, personality differences, homesickness, and the amorous but dim-witted goalie from the local hockey team complicate the women’s lives. Based on the true story of her mother’s immigration to Canada, Badian’s play is part romantic comedy, part farce, and part cultural history.
Year Printed: 2017
First Produced: The Blyth Festival on August 9th, 2013
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 4