Lucien began innocently enough, as a character played for friends at parties and to pass the time at various jobs in the paper mill in Dalhousie, N.B during my university days. After some reluctance, I was convinced by fellow theatre professionals to develop the character further. In 1984, the Comedy Asylum Theatre Company put together a satirical musical revue celebrating the 200th anniversary of New Brunswick’s incorporation. The show Maritime Mixed Grill enjoyed a terrific one-year run, throughout which the character seemed to expand both in stage time and dimension. In March of 1986, the solo show Lucien, A Labour of Love in Two Acts received its premiere in Fredericton. Since then it has been performed well over six hundred times across Canada. The show now plays like a period-piece, and reflects a time when jobs were plentiful, unions were strong and job security was not a dirty word.