by Monique Giroux

directed by Paul Dixon

Lucile recounts the remarkable life of Lucy Christiana Lady Duff Gordon, prominent fashion designer and survivor of the RMS Titanic. After surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Lucy and her husband became embroiled in the Duff Gordon Scandal. Accused of rowing away from the drowning in a half-empty emergency boat and of bribing crew members for preferential treatment, the Duff Gordons appeared before the British Inquiry to give evidence. Although they were later cleared of all charges, the trial destroyed their reputation and their marriage.


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 8pm, with a talkback session immediately following the show.


FirstWorks: Lucile will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.




Male ensemble

Female ensemble

Betsy Cohen

Tom Grenon

Jud Pierce

Sue Scannell Gilbert

Production Team

Workshop Director

FirstWorks Program Director

Paul Dixon

Megan Hennessey