The Cardboard Countess

A troubled teen. A homeless woman proclaiming she is a Countess. Which world do you want to live in: A world where crowns are made out of garbage, or our modern society where humans value technology over humanity?

At times tragic, at times hilarious, the ongoing battle between these two characters, both fighting to be heard in an ever hostile world, is a play audiences of all ages can relate to.

The June 9 performance has been cancelled.

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            The Cardboard Countess

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

            Location: Rotary Reading Garden

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          1. 7:00 pm
            The Cardboard Countess

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

            Location: Rotary Reading Garden

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          1. 1:00 pm
            The Cardboard Countess

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

            Location: Rotary Reading Garden

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                1. 7:00 pm
                  The Cardboard Countess

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

                  Location: Rotary Reading Garden

              2. 6
                1. 7:00 pm
                  The Cardboard Countess

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

                  Location: Rotary Reading Garden

              3. 7
                1. 7:00 pm
                  The Cardboard Countess

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

                  Location: Rotary Reading Garden

              4. 8
                1. 4:30 pm
                  The Cardboard Countess

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

                  Location: Rotary Reading Garden

              5. 9
                1. 1:00 pm
                  The Cardboard Countess

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/the-cardboard-countess/ for details.

                  Location: Rotary Reading Garden

              Location: Rotary Reading Garden

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              7 thoughts on “The Cardboard Countess”

              1. Tori Bogart says:

                This is a wonderful show! Young actors tackling serious issues, but with so much humour too. I loved the outdoor location. Highly recommend!

              2. Erika says:

                Erika Toraya *****

                Awesome- the concept, the writing, the acting. An excellent duo and a message to learn from. Creative, talented!

              3. Victoria is a fantastic performer and writer. Watch any of her shows and you won’t be disappointed.

              4. Jeni Lee says:

                What a cool location! With the actors around me, the message was really impactful (and sad). . Everyone…from the teens to the Countess to the adorable child were so good! I hope more locals come out to see this show, it is truly a unique experience.

              5. Sarah says:

                Love the show! Really felt a part of the action and I really felt as though she was speaking directly to me. I felt myself nodding lol and smiling. What a wonderful experience that I will treasure. All the actors did an excellent job from the speaking parts to the silent parts. Highly recommend this show!

              6. Due to unforeseen circumstances in which two reviewers were unable to attend two performances of “The Cardboard Countess”, TiL won’t have a review of the show until it returns for its Tuesday performance. My sincere apologies to the cast and company, with hopes that the reviews from audience members will encourage others in the meantime.

              7. Peter Janes
                Administrator
                says:

                “The Cardboard Countess” is sort of an environmentally-friendly version of ‘The Fisher King”, as told by “Fraggle Rock”‘s Marjory the Trash Heap crossed with Glinda the Good Witch. With its songs and audience interactions the story seems targeted at a younger audience, but the dialogue is laden with flowery obfuscations from one character and sailor-level cursing from the other; there’s even a brief flash of what might be attempted suicide. With the play’s setting in the Rotary Reading Garden outside the central library, the actors are at the mercy of traffic noise, the elements, and the sheer fact of being outdoors rather than on a stage, so dialogue is easily lost to an inopportune turn away from the audience or a passing cargo vehicle. There’s a worthwhile message or three in there, the primary one echoing other current shows like “Dog’s Misery Swamp” and “Luddite’s Rant”, but it takes some digging to get to them.

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