Charlotte's World or The Lone Terrarium

solo performance · fermented apples · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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CONSTANCE JAQUAY STRICKLAND · June 10, 2018
There is something special about walking into a tiny theatre knowing you are about to see a new work created in the DIY style.  This is how theatre magic manifests, in simple sets, props created by the actor, a body willing to walk into the unknown-on a non predictable physical journey is thrilling. This is what Fiona gives to her work, gives to her audience.  All of herself. All of her fears. All of her excitement. The way her right hand shakes in a moment reveals we are seeing an indescribable energy travel and it affects the heart in a subtle way. I swear your breath will find stillness as you witness the swing swaying back and forth onstage even without Fiona sitting upon it, is takes you back to the days when childhood was freedom, ther... full review

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KIMBERLY KEHOE certified reviewer · June 15, 2018
Triumphant and inspirational. In Charlotte’s World or The Lone Terrarium we take a witty, profoundly authentic, and insightful journey to the realization that we must let go of the fear that holds us back and take flight to accomplish our goals in life. I want a hard copy so I can keep reminding myself to trust and believe. ... full review

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SHAUNA SERENE certified reviewer · June 18, 2018
Charlotte’s World is inspiring & heartbreaking. Brilliant honesty is what we need. Fiona Lakeland wrote & performed this one woman show. After getting home from Theatre of Note I was thinking about how the play felt like it had a big cast, there was so much richness and so many things to think about. The character Charlotte definitely inspires us to remember to always take flight even when we’re unsure about where we’ll land. It’s all in the believing. ... full review

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GEORGE STEEVES certified reviewer · June 17, 2018
Fiona Lakeland did a magnificent job embodying the character of Charlotte. As an audience I was drawn in to her character completely. From the beginning of the show throughout the end, Charlotte is the kind of character I would've wanted to have been friends with when I was a kid. I felt like I was right there throughout every single moment of Lakeland's work. It's fun, imaginative, vulnerable and it's an experience through the eyes of a character beautifully written by Lakeland. ... full review

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CRYSTAL DIAZ · June 15, 2018
GO! There was magic shared. A woman, her creativity and a stage... a perfect fringe trio.The 40 minutes flew by quickly. ... full review

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SAVANNAH DOOLEY · June 19, 2018
tagged as: magical · hopeful · lovely
In this piece as lovely and delicate as a handmade pair of wings, Fiona Lakeland deftly embodies the physicality and spirit of a fully realized character: 11 year old Charlotte, who is both naive and wise, vulnerable and brave. We're invited into her rich inner world, a magical place which seems a necessary escape from a home life evoked in troubling, sparingly doled out details. Lakeland doesn't shy away from this darkness but lets it inform what is ultimately a hopeful play about transcending fear and attempting the impossible.... full review

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BOB LEGGETT · June 22, 2018
tagged as: beauty · Dreams · childlike faith
Like her previous show, this one was another work of art, encompassing beauty, belief and child-like faith in the story of Charlotte and her desire to fly. Lakeland’s performance was breathtaking, and we were quickly caught up into Charlotte’s World. We really love the closing rhymes she so skillfully constructed, which left us with a surplus of faith in our own abilities to accomplish our dreams. Well done!... full review

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HANNAH MAE STURGES · June 15, 2018
Brave writing radiates through the vulnerability of a 11year old girl, isolated and struggling with the meaning of life and death, hope and dreams of flying. What a beautiful lyrical philosophical journey we go on with Charlotte, while she crafts together new wings from an old kite and daydreams about the neighborhood boy she had a crush on. Her fears are a palpable, her curiosity universal, and her dreams are BIG. All from the delicate intimacy of her attic. Thank you for an entrancing night of theatre and heart-filled exploration of love.... full review

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KATIE RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer · June 14, 2018
I absolutely loved this show. A fresh and heartbreaking view of what it means to live through the eyes of a little girl. The writing is so seamless, I was sad it ended so quickly. The acting was captivating and sincere. Don’t miss this one!... full review

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MIKEY CARLSON certified reviewer · June 12, 2018
From the beginning of Charlotte's World or The Lone Terrarium I was blown away. The journey into the mind of Charlotte; dreams, worries, and experiences that everyone can relate to. It will brake your heart in a moment and repair it the next. Charlotte will dig into your heart and not let go, and throughout you will find yourself rooting for her to find what she is looking for. Fiona gave her everything in her performance as Charlotte. Her writing style is unique but engaging and will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. The poetry use was inspiring and overall this play is genuine magic. Bravo! ... full review

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