The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167469 Message #4040452
Posted By: Charmion
18-Mar-20 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bored bored bored
Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
Yes, Backwoodsman, we are in Stratford, Ontario, seat of the Magic Kingdom of Perth County.
The theatre festival normally opens for previews in the second week of April, but not this year; so far, it looks as if the first performance will be on 2 May. Our tickets for Hamlet have therefore gone up in smoke.
Perth County is largely rural, with rich farmland and some ridiculously prosperous livestock operations, especially piggeries. There is also a fair bit of light industry, so we won’t suffer. But the theatre season and the related tourism-based businesses (especially restaurants) generate the revenue that makes Stratford a beautiful and interesting place to live. Without it, things will go south fast.