Jess Abrabmovitch, Sarah Cornell, Stephanie Sy & Lana Carillo. Photo by Terry Manzo

Prairie Nurse

By Marie Beath Badian

Prairie Nurse 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.

'Prairie Nurse' is bound to cure what ails you with a health dose of laughter....

The RecordKitchener/Waterloo

'Prairie Nurse' - a rich story with a cast of quirky characters

Huron News Now

Badian has woven together an amusing and heart-warming tale around a piece of Canadian history, thus preserving this interesting piece of past Prairie life.

Entertain This ThoughtMary Alderson

Prairie Nurse prescribes laughs at the Blyth Festival

The CitizenBlyth

Production Details

3 Male

4 Female

1 hr 30 minutes with intermission

By Marie Beath Badian

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Production History

Prairie Nurse premiered at the Blyth Festival on August 9th, 2013. Directed by Sue Miner.
A Factory Theatre and Thousand Islands Playhouse production of Prairie Nurse will run from April 26 – May 13, 2018 (Previews April 21 – 25)

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