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Lucky Nurse

Musical, Short Musical Play
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1354-3

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THE STORY: The action of LUCKY NURSE takes place in a single night. Madge, a nurse who works with newborns, worries about having to put her dog to sleep because he's getting too old. Her friend Jerry leaves his shift to cruise a singles bar where he meets and seduces Sherri. Afterwards, Sherri takes a cab home and meditates on her frequent one-night-stands, but the driver upsets her and she jumps out. Finally, the cabbie ends up at the hospital to have a look at the baby he abandoned only hours ago while Madge looks on and wonders, unknowingly, how anyone could desert their child in the middle of a cold night. See Lucky Nurse and Other Short Musical Plays.
“[Michael John LaChiusa] has a heightened hothouse style reminiscent of that in Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, with everyone singing intensely about seemingly mundane matters.” —The New York Times.