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By Michael Healey
Subjects: Comedy, Ontario Playwrights, Political Theatre
Casting: 1 f, 3 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770911444, 96 pages, March 2013
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911468, 96 pages, March 2013
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911451, 92 pages, March 2013


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.


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

- Connie Meng

"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

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

- J. Kelly Nestruck

"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