This production is scheduled January 12-14, 2024.


By the Sea Productions opens its 2024 season with a staged reading of a play written in 2012 by Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

On a First Name Basis is a two-person conversation that tells the story of a successful, self-absorbed novelist who realizes that he knows nothing about his long-time housekeeper. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him. As the drinks and witty dialogue flow, secrets are revealed that are surprising, funny, and ultimately moving.

Lisa Woske directs Jim Allen and Laura Richie in the staged reading that plays one weekend only, January 12-14, on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.