Plays and Scripts

“The Animals Speak” and “The Junk Drawer”
Performed at the Katrina Benefit, Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul 2005

Nutcracker: The Untold Story
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra 2002
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra 2011
Redwood Symphony, California 2014

I Don’t, I Don’t
Performed at The Playwright Center, Minneapolis 1988

The Labor Room
Performed at the Stage One Theater in St. Paul, 1986
Performed at the McKnight Theater, Ordway Center, 1987
Performed at Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1987

“Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” on “Canzon septimi toni #2,” St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, 2002

“Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” written by Pamela Hill Nettleton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, performed by Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra, danced by James Sewell Ballet, 1997

Labor Rm STrib review
“New play about childbirth is a comedy that delivers,” David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, Nov 16, 1986, p. 13B
“Nettleton’s play is a first-rate entertainment. It’s very funny and knowing. Nettleton, a former childbirth educator and a mother of three, apparently had volumes of hilarious labor-room stories to mine for this play and she’s used them very adroitly.”
“Playwright Nettleton has a talent for writing comedy. At several points, she will set up a joke, hit the punch line squarely, neatly top it with something even funnier and then add a third or fourth laugh line.”
Labor Rm Review City Pages
“Work Hard: The Labor Room,” Robert Collins, City Pages, November 26, 1986.
“She writes funny.”
“The women tell the story of their lives in a non-stop barrage of comic one-liners.”
“Nettleton is skillful enough with her one-liners…”
“[The actresses] milk this material for all it’s worth and it’s worth a lot.”
Labor room review St Paul
“Labor room birthday place of concept for new play,” David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, Nov. 13, 1986
“In addition to her own pregnancies, Nettleton has other credentials in the area of childbirth experiences. She spent six years as an instructor with Childbirth Education Association, teaching labor techniques to 2,500 pregnant couples and single mothers. During the same period, she also worked with pregnant teen-age girls, teaching them childbirth techniques and often serving as their ‘coach’ in the labor room. All these experiences are mined for laugh-getting effect in ‘The Labor Room’.”

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