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Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)



By Rose Napoli

Laura, now a grown woman of 25, has written a revealing memoir about the time she was an underage student experiencing a sexual and intellectual awakening in the thrall of her former English teacher, Mr. Wells. This gripping two-hander rewinds the clock by ten years, and explores the truth of what happened behind closed classroom doors.

Content advisory: strong language and explicit adult content. Please note: all performers in this show are over the age of 18.  If you require more information, please contact the box office.

Show Times

Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8:30pm
Sunday: 2pm


Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) runs for approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“I like plays that rely on a narrator who threatens to lead us astray. I felt off-balance when I read this play and that uneasiness makes for a powerful experience. I believe that Rose Napoli is embarking on a great career.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director


Rose Napoli: Playwright

Erica Anderson: Laura
Geoff McBride: Alan

Creative Team
Laurie Champagne: Stage Manager
Eric Coates: Director
Seth Gerry: Lighting Designer
Jason Hopkins: Apprentice Stage Manager
Vanessa Imeson: Costume Designer
Venessa Lachance: Sound Designer
Megan Piercey Monafu: Intimacy Coach
Brian Smith: Set and Props Designer




Star Erica Anderson and Intimacy Coach Megan Piercey Monafu discuss intimacy coaching on CBC’s Ottawa Morning.

The Ottawa Citizen featured Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) in its Going Out Best Bets, May 2 to 8.

Erica Anderson was interviewed by Barb Gray for the Arts Report on CKCU’s Friday Special Blend.

Michael Powell interviewed Erica Anderson for CKCU’s Tuesday Special Blend.


“On top of this beautifully written story the performances will leave you in awe. . . . Whatever you do, don’t miss this show.” – Laura Gauthier and Samara Caplan, Apt613

“Anderson turned in a fine performance at GCTC last season as another questing 15-year-old in Joan MacLeod’s one-woman show Gracie. She’s just as good here .” – Patrick Langston, ARTSFILE

“A two-hander by Rose Napoli that has been given a fine production  at  the GCTC thanks to director Eric Coates’ delicate work with  actors Erica Anderson and Geoff McBride.” – Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

“Well worth seeing for its skillful acting and convincing chemistry on display. GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates directs its challenging emotional territory with aplomb. As GCTC’s season finale, I give it full marks.” – Allyson Domanski, Ottawa Tonite

Geoff McBride is phenomenal as the geeky, sexually charged and awkward teacher. Erica Anderson’s Laura is innocent and yet her portrayal of Laura’s sexual awakening and realization of its power is wonderfully presented as well. – Jennifer Hartley, Ottawa Life Magazine

Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2018-2019 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. 

Prologue Series

The GCTC Prologue Series is back for another year of discussions that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage. For Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells), join us for a backstage tour hosted by GCTC Artistic Director and Director of the show, Eric Coates, and featuring designers, Seth Gerry, Vanessa Imeson, Venessa Lachance, and Brian Smith. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:45pm on Wednesday, May 1 in the GCTC Lobby. Availability is limited, so be sure to RSVP!


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Earlier Event: March 12
Later Event: June 19