Both critics and fans are in stitches of laughter over the Firehall’s satire of Canada’s Prime Minister, Proud. Check out what people have been saying about Michael Healey’s play, which runs til April 26.
“Comic gold… brimming with gags … it’s a real pleasure to be able to laugh at Canadian politics in the theatre.” – Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
Andrew Wheeler “nails the PM’s deadpan demeanour and shows his comedic chops in Healey’s particularly funny speech about the things he secretly doesn’t care about.” – VanPresents
“clever & funny… buried in all the Rick Mercer-style lampooning, there’s some truth… A WINNER” –
Jo Ledingham / Vancouver Courier
‘A big part of the fun is watching Andrew Wheeler channel the character referred to only as “the Prime Minister,”’ – Jerry Wasserman, The Province
“fierce and funny” – VancityBuzz
“Stephen Harper = Comedy magic? Who knew!?” – Fun Fun Vancouver
“Emmelia Gordon is wickedly funny” – Beyond YVR
“every once in a long while I see a show that totally delivers – PROUD is one of them – BRAVA!” @shamelesshussey
“Saw Proud at the @FirehallArtsCte last night. Hilarious and interesting. Definitely go see it!” @CoryAlder
“Just saw #Proud @FirehallArtsCte. I never thought I’d laugh so hard at a play about a#primeminister. Well done. #vancouver” @hollyburn
Proud runs til April 26 and tickets are $15 – 30, with Pay-What-You-Can performances on Wednesdays at 1pm. Click here for ticket info.
David C Jones Interviews Craig Erickson & Emmelia Gordon about Proud
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I had difficulty setting aside the time to see this & finally managed on the last night. I was not disappointed; hilarious! They mentioned a possible remount at the Firehall & I hope they do it.
We’re glad you enjoyed it, Victor, and we’re happy to announce that Proud will be returning in April of 2015 (just in time for the federal election!).