2016 - 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.


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.


NORM FOSTER, David Kilbride



Peter Hartwell, Set Designer
Mikael Kangas, Lighting Designer

Production Team

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