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TOFest18: On A First Name Basis

  • Main Stage at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

On A First Name Basis

By Norm Foster

Presented by Elmira Theatre Company

Representing Western Ontario Drama League at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Directed by Rita Huschka

David, a successful and wealthy spy novelist with writer’s block, has received some devastating news. Lucy, his dedicated housekeeper of twenty-eight years, has her own secret that she’s afraid to admit. As Lucy is getting ready to end her shift, David invites her to stay and have a drink. He realizes he knows nothing about his maid of twenty-eight years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him. He is curious about the woman who’s been tending to his house all these years. But as the night sets in and the drinks start to flow, the revelations that reveal themselves are surprising, funny and extremely moving. Their journey is full of laughter and surprises. This is a love story and a social commentary wrapped up in witty dialogue and vivid imagery.


Deb Deckert as Lucy Hopperstaad

Gord Cameron as David Kilbride


Rita Huschka | Director

Bev Dietrich | Producer

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