Written and performed by Lisa Hayes
off-Broadway play that takes you on an entertaining and
unforgettable journey through a labor strike.
Fed up with
forced overtime and unsafe conditions, the nurses of St. Mary's are
walking out on strike!
moves from the bedside to the bargaining table and from
the headlines to the picket lines in the highly acclaimed one-woman
Based on a
real-life nurses' strike, Nurse! chronicles the evolution of a strike by
revealing the thoughts and struggles of individual characters - nurses,
family members, negotiators, and management. Actress/playwright
Lisa Hayes created the 75-minute show (she plays 11 different
characters) using material gathered in oral history interviews with
nurses. The play opened off-Broadway in New York City on Nurses
Day in 2003 (May 6) and had a successful limited run. The play is
now available for booking by theatres, presenters, labor unions,
universities (departments of gender/women's studies, nursing, law,
labor, American Studies) and other organizations.