What happens when someone is overwhelmed by a desire to help? Does it matter if people only do good in order to feel good? One of Canada’s finest playwrights tackles tricky questions in Generous–four short interconnected plays that explore the complications and moral ambiguity created by the altruistic impulse. By turns hilarious, shocking, moving, and politically-charged, Healey’s intertwined plots and characters create a theatrical piece that is both thought-provoking and powerfully entertaining.
News & Reviews
“Generous… lives up to its title. It’s generous in the social and emotional ground it covers, in the quality and quantity of barbed laughter it provokes, in both the sharpness and compassion of its insights into relationships, and in the spirit that animates all these.” —The National Post
About the Author
Michael Healey is a renowned playwright and actor. His plays include Generous, Courageous, Proud, 1979, The Nuttalls, Kicked, Plan B, Rune Arledge, The Innocent Eye Test, and The Drawer Boy, which has received many awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, and was adapted for film. Michael’s plays have been produced throughout the world.