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.

"'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso... is probably one of my favorites of the evening. Bavoso creates an imaginary world where imaginary...
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.

"'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso... is probably one of my favorites of the evening. Bavoso creates an imaginary world where imaginary girlfriends go when they are no longer needed. It’s relatable, current, and relevant with a solid script and concept." — Backstage Baltimore

"The ninth number of the evening titled 'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso was, by far, the most clever work on the playbill... This play is a true gem." — MD Theatre Guide
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The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends

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  • Melissa Bell:
    20 May. 2019
    This short play is clever in its concept and fun in its execution. I just listened to a radio version on the Short Play Podcast on Apple pod casts and it was a great little story with a nice twist at the end.
  • John Minigan:
    21 Mar. 2019
    This is a gem of a short play. Brilliant concept and totally delightful execution. It's the best beard "limbo" imaginable, and the re-liberation (finally self-liberation) of Tiffany is worth cheering about. Very, very funny work.
  • Claudia Haas:
    19 Mar. 2019
    There’s a whole new level of “beards” in this cleverly conceived comedy. Long after the laughs, long after you’re done rooting for both Tiffany and Rupert, you will be lost in thought. Bavoso will have you in the palm of his hands. As it turns out, it is the perfect place to be.

Character Information

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

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Short Play Podcast
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    B3 Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Fells Point Corner Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Cold Comfort Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Arlington Friends of the Drama
    ,
    2019