Proud

April 7 - 25, 2015
Tue - Fri 8pm
Sat 4pm & 8pm
Sun 3pm Matinee
Pay-What-You-Can Wed 1pm
Half price preview April 7, 8pm
Talkback Thursdays

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Last season’s runaway hit comedy returns for an election year encore. Award-winning playwright Michael Healey takes on his biggest subject yet: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper. His sexy, cheeky and surprising play will have you rolling in the aisles – regardless of your politics. Proud imagines a different outcome to the last Federal election – the Tories took Quebec and won a huge majority. A young, attractive and very inexperienced female MP (Jessie Award winner Emmelia Gordon) provides the Prime Minister (Andrew Wheeler) with a new tool in his arsenal. Unfortunately for him – she may be the smartest man in the room!

“Comic gold… it’s a real pleasure to be able to laugh at Canadian politics” – Georgia Straight

“clever & funny… buried in all the Rick Mercer-style lampooning, there’s some truth… A WINNER” – Vancouver Courier

“[4 out of 4 stars]…funny and foul-mouthed, yet surprisingly sweet” – The Globe And Mail

“Funny, timely, and essential viewing” – Charlebois Post

“[4 out of 4 stars] It makes you proud of Canadian theatre… Dazzlingly witty, surgically precise and scathingly satirical.” Toronto Star

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Written by Michael Healey
Directed by Donna Spencer
Starring Andrew Wheeler, Emmelia Gordon, Kyle Jespersen & Daniel Doheny

Set Design Pam Johnson. Costume Design Barbara Clayden. Lighting Design Alia Stephen. Stage Managed by Jillian Perry. A Firehall Arts Centre production.

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