April 4 to 21
On A First Name Basis
World Premiere Comedy
By Norm Foster
Starring Norm Foster & Patricia Vanstone
Meet 62-year old wealthy novelist David Kilbride, and his housekeeper of 28 years, Miss Hopperstaad. A discussion one evening about each other's lives reveals that she knows everything about him and he knows nothing about her. In this witty comedy written by Norm Foster and starring Norm Foster and Patricia Vanstone, audiences will be treated to many secrets and surprises!
"Norm Foster is our most-produced playwright for a reason: he's very, very funny." -- Montreal Gazette
"Just saw 'On A First Name Basis' and my husband and I LOVED it! Wow! Fantastic script - sooo well written and amazing acting. Brilliant all around." ... TP.
"What a wonderful evening, full of laughs and frivolity, and the vocabulary was worth the trip even without the superb acting! Thanks to Norm Foster for his wit and language capabilities in writing the story, and his and Patricia's superb acting. It was a wonderful portrayal of two opposite characters who lived on stage. This play will go places and we are proud that it started here." ... B & H Linton
"He (Norm Foster) has such a way of showing people how to look at life so differently and yet quietly educating us at the same time!!!" ... BW
"My friends and I attended Norm Foster's play 'On a First Name Basis'. Wow! Wow! Wow!" ... "A standing ovation just didn't seem to be enough to show how much all 6 of us loved this play." L.E.
"This play is a real gem and one in which you will leave the theatre on a high. You will laugh, sometimes cry and you will probably recognize yourself at times as the two marvellous characters Norm Foster has created begin to share their thoughts and feelings." M.C.
NEW!!! SPECIAL TALK BACK PERFORMANCE: Sunday, April 14th: A great opportunity to learn more about the acting/writing process. Audiences are invited to stay and meet the cast (Norm Foster & Patricia Vanstone). Due to the overwhelming response to our two previous talk back performances, we have added a third talk back on Sunday, April 14th after our 2:00 pm performance.
For more information, call the Theatre Orangeville Box Office at 519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295 or purchase on-line.
*Talk-Back performance. An opportunity to engage with actors, designers, directors and playwrights after the performance. (There will be a brief intermission after the show for those who need to exit the theatre)
"Theatre Jacksonville hoping to see more of Norm Foster's work on their stage."
After 49 plays, Foster's still going strong!
A Must See Comedy!