The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends

10-MINUTE: What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.
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The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends

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  • Maggie Goscinski:
    8 Feb. 2019
    A lighthearted comedy of a possibility that feels totally unexplored: What happens to all those Canadian Girlfriends? Very funny, a great addition to any festival.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    26 Jan. 2019
    This delightful piece explores the very real possibility that our faded relationships live among each other in an assisted living center... in Canada. Makes sense to me! Bavoso packs this scene with farcical architecture, coaxing the audience not only to accept this wacky new world, but to move forward with the hilarious and harrowing concept that our minds are populated with characters that *spoiler alert* we've put there. Lovely possibilities here for two comedic actors.
  • Paul Donnelly:
    8 Dec. 2018
    The unseen men who invent Canadian Girlfriends give a poignancy to the set up that adds real weight and heft to this delicious comedy. The comedy is brisk and constant. In context, "That's why you're such a good typist" is a dizzying punchline. And the revelation that there are and will be fewer Canadian Girlfriends as men go directly to authentic lives is real cause for celebration.

Character Information

  • Rupert
    Any ,
    A man of any age and any race. Skilled typist, clipboard enthusiast, generally high on life.
  • Tiffany
    Early 20s,
    A woman in her early 20s, any race. Half-formed and searching.

Production History

  • Professional
    B3 Theater