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LUCKY NURSE and OTHER SHORT MUSICAL PLAYS Four one-act musical plays. Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa Finborough Theatre - 2, 9 and 16 April 2006 Lucky Nurse and Other Short Musical Plays contains four plays about little people engaging with big issues. It begins with Break, in which two construction workers achieve new insight into their lunch hour woes when the Virgin Mary appears to them in an accidental visitation. Next comes Agnes. Deserted in her wheelchair while her nurse goes shopping, Agnes tells a stranger how she longs for paradise – and asks him to send her there. In Eulogy For Mister Hamm, various residents of a hostel are queuing to use the one available bathroom when they discover that their superintendent may be dead. Finally, Lucky Nurse takes us on a journey through the events that link the lives of four world-weary strangers on a single night in the city. #1 - AGNES After being deserted in her wheelchair while her cranky nurse goes shopping, the Agnes persuades a stranger to kill her, thus releasing her from her limited and unhappy life. #2 - BREAK In Break, two construction workers achieve new insight into their lunch hour woes when the Virgin Mary pays them an unexpected and confused visitation. #3 - EULOGY FOR MISTER HAMM The sundry characters of wait on line to use their hostel's one available bathroom, and find they must unwillingly band together when they fear that their superintendent may be dead. #4 - LUCKY NURSE The action takes place in a single night. Madge, a nurse who works with newborn children, 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-nightstands, 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. CAST: Agnes - 1 man, 2 women Break - 2 men, 1 woman Eulogy For Mr Hamm - 2 men, 2 women Lucky Nurse - 2 men, 2 women