Proud

By Michael Healey

Proud
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Shortly after the Conservatives win a majority government in the 2011 federal election, the prime minister discovers a secret weapon in his caucus—Jisbella Lyth, a single mother with a limited understanding of her role as an MP. Using her ignorance to his advantage, the PM ... Read more


Overview

Shortly after the Conservatives win a majority government in the 2011 federal election, the prime minister discovers a secret weapon in his caucus—Jisbella Lyth, a single mother with a limited understanding of her role as an MP. Using her ignorance to his advantage, the PM hatches a plan to have Jisbella front and centre in a campaign of misdirection and distraction. Humorous and clever, Proud explores the corrosive nature of the politics of division.

Michael Healey

Michael Healey is one of Canada’s leading theatrical voices. Some of his plays include Courageous, The Drawer Boy, Proud, and Rune Arlidge, among others. With an outstanding breadth of work, Michael has won a number of awards as a playwright, including Dora Mavor Moore awards, a Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, and a Chalmers Canadian Play Award. He lives in Toronto.

Reviews

"Deftly written and often laugh-out-loud funny, Healey's script keeps surprising us, taking unexpected turns both in its narrative and character development."

Jon Kaplan

"PROUD is a wonderful combination of intelligence and humor."

Connie Meng

"Michael Healey's Proud is funny and foul-mouthed, yet surprisingly sweet."

J. Kelly Nestruck

"Proud is the portrait of a buttoned-up man seen at his most unbuttoned.... Arriving with a reputation as a controversial political exposé of our current Prime Minister, Proud does score some sharp, insightful satirical barbs at Harper’s expense. But Harper-haters be warned: this play humanizes the man." --Jerry Wasserman, The Province

"...always sharp, and sometimes hilarious."

Robert Cushman

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