The Orphan Muses


Michel Marc Bouchard

Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Translation

About the Book

The Orphan Muses is a devilishly funny new play about four wacky siblings. Abandoned by their mother, who ran off with a Spanish fisherman, the Tanguay children were left to raise themselves. Now, on the eve of her return, this bizarre quartet must reconcile with each other and figure out why their mother left them. A truly unique comedy that is guaranteed to show you how normal your family really is.


“…the toast of the fall season.”
-The Globe and Mail

About the Author

Michel Marc Bouchard is one of the leading voices of the new generation of Quebécois playwrights. He has written over twenty plays, including Le Contre-Nature de Chrysippe Tanguay, Les Grandes Chaleurs (Heat Wave), and L’Histoire de L’oie (The Tale of Tueka). Bouchard is the recipient of many awards, including the National Arts Centre Award, the Dora Mavor Moore and Chalmers awards. His plays have been translated into several languages and extensively produced abroad.

Drama 1m/3f
72pp 5.5 x 8.5 in