NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The prestigious United Solo Theater Festival at Theatre Row in New York will present An Evening With Florence Nightingale: The Reluctant Celebrity by award-winning actor and author Candy Campbell, March 7-19, 2023.
“Florence Nightingale is one of history’s most influential women,” stated Campbell. “Although she is famous as the ‘Lady with the Lamp,’ most people don’t know that her work after the Crimean War, as a statistician, social reformer, and ad hoc advisor to leaders on four continents, was done from her London flat, as an invalid.”
Aside from creating the nursing profession, she was what some call the poster child for women’s rights and disadvantaged people long before it was fashionable. In Victorian England, women were considered possessions and had no right to obtain higher education, own land, have a bank account, or vote. She pushed back against the status quo.
Campbell navigates questions of faith and social reform as she transitions effortlessly between seminal characters and events in this biographical journey of Nightingale’s trials and triumphs.
“When you think of all the innovative work she accomplished, Nightingale was a spunky old broad!” says Campbell, with a laugh. “Since I’ve read most of her 200 books and articles and over 10,000 of her letters, I have a lot of fun with the Q&A sessions, which are included in every performance. She’s witty, she’s wise, and audiences think she’s wonderful.”
United Solo Festival is the world’s largest and most highly regarded solo festival. A panel of theater experts select solo shows. According to Broadway World Magazine, “Artists whose work is featured in United Solo shows include Tony, Obie, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award winners.”
Opening night is March 7 at 7 pm, Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, NYC. For a glimpse of the show, click here: https://tinyurl.com/MissNightingale
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To see testimonials for her portrayal of Florence Nightingale, go to https://youtu.be/djbDUCkkcww
About Candy Campbell
Candace (Candy) Campbell is an award-winning actor, author, filmmaker, and nurse. This is her third solo show, based on Nightingale’s 200 books, articles, and thousands of letters extant.
Campbell’s book, Channeling Florence Nightingale: Integrity, Insight, Innovation, expands Nightingale’s history and adds the story of her influence on the author’s personal and professional life.
Her awards include:
- 1997 San Francisco Fringe Festival – “Full-Frontal Nursing” – rated “One of 10 Best to Watch”
- WYSIWYG 2004 Film Fest-Supporting actor, “The Calling,” role of Mama – “Most inspirational moment”
- San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award 2005 – Supporting Actress – “Funny Girl,” role of Mrs. Brice (Fanny’s mom)
- International Medical Media award for the documentary film, “Micropremature Babies: How Low Can You Go?”
SOURCE Candy Campbell