…And you think you have maid problems!

By Marthe Fraser

San Miguel Playreaders opens their season with a great, big bang June 11 and 12! Come join us prepared to laugh out loud as we present On A First Name Basis written by Norm Foster, Canada’s most prolific and funniest playwright.

This is the story of novelist David Kilbride and his housekeeper of 28 years, Lucy Hopperstaad. One night, over a bottle of wine, they have a conversation during which many surprises are revealed, including the fact that he doesn’t even know her first name.

The play aims to highlight differences in social class between the maid and her wealthy boss. Hopperstaad isn’t subtle about letting her narcissistic employer know the social and financial differences between them.

“Norm Foster creates characters who are so believable that theatergoers see bits of themselves reflected on stage.” –L.A. Daily News

“Norm Foster has a knack for creating winning characters and situations that make audiences respond with affection.” –Toronto Globe & Mail

David Kilbride is played by Ted Englander and Lucy Hopperstaad by Lauren Osornio. Lights and sound will be handled by Dic Simandl and Marthe Fraser directs.

Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:45 each evening on a first-come, first-served basis. All ticket holders must be present when the doors open at 7pm or their seat may be resold. The play will begin at 7:30 or when the house is filled. Tickets are 20 pesos and correct change is appreciated.


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