On a First Name Basis

Foster's On A First Name Basis opened The Foster Festival's inaugural 2016 Summer Season, receiving high praise from both critics and audiences alike.

- Starring Norm Foster and Patricia Vanstone

Show Sponsor

Bridgman & Durksen Sponsor Foster Festival


Cast

NORM FOSTER | Bio »
as David Kilbride

PATRICIA VANSTONE | Bio »
as Lucy Hopperstaad


Creative

Peter Hartwell, Set Designer
Mikael Kangas, Lighting Designer


Production

Carolyn MacKenzie, Stage Manager
Linda Duong, Apprentice Stage Manager
Brian Cumberland, Production Manager

About The Show

On A First Name Basis, Past Seasons, Foster Festival

Norm Foster's On A First Name Basis tells the story of a very successful, but cantankerous, novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 28 years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him! He makes it his mission to learn all he can about her in a most engaging conversation. With revelations that are surprising, funny, and extremely moving, this is a love story, a social commentary and a mystery wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery.


  • Visit Niagara and take in The Foster Festival in St. Catharines. The theatre itself is gorgeous and elegant and the Norm Foster play was a big treat. We were blown away by the whole experience. Restaurant options close by were abundant, we can't wait for the next play!
    - Karen K., Toronto

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