Written by Canadian Playwright and actor Michael Healey, Generous is a compilation of four short plays each set in a world of cutthroat power that together create a bigger whole.
The show opens in Parliament where an elected minority frantically tries to avoid facing a no confidence vote and is interrupted by a double murder in progress. The hilarity of Katie Ryerson’s Heritage Minister standing there as they implode, bleeding out from a stomach wound for minutes before anybody notices, sets the stage for the rest of the play. From there it moves into the world of big business with a ruthless sociopath tired of having to say the politically correct thing – “our company is doing everything it can for the environment” – when she would rather just be honest – “we don’t care about the environment and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.” And then moving to a high profile judge whose one night stand becomes way more than she bargained for. One of the common themes in Generous is questioning why these larger than life figures are just so darned mockable.Read the full review.