Wonder of Our Stage

Wonder of Our Stage imagines that Queen Elizabeth commissions John Dee to find a Husband for her that is neither a subject nor a foreign prince, and Dee decides to make a husband for her (Pinocchio style). After he brings this wooden Automaton to life, the Queen rejects it, calling it a toy. Dee is convinced that he can make Queen Elizabeth love this creation, if he can make him act more like a man. So he hires the actor Richard Burbage to teach him how to “act like a man.”

It’s a funny, weird story that asks deep questions about what it means to be human, and why people are so compelled to create art.

Wonder of Our Stage was selected for a staged reading as part of the Players Centre’s 2018 New Play Festival (in Sarasota) and out of the five plays included in that festival won “Best Play.” Monica Cross was awarded the 2019 John Ringling Towers Individual Artist Award for Performing Arts for this script.

Wonder of Our Stage will be performed September 8-10 and 15-17 at Silk Moth Stage. Music starts at 5, with the show starting at 6. The run time is around 90 minutes. Fire afterward, weather permitting.

Event Details

This event finished on 16 September 2023

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