Nine Day Wonder
715 Grand Ave
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Contact: Centenary Stage Company
Age recommendation: Adults only
When Will, a contemporary man, is faced with a moment of ultimate crisis, to distance himself from reality he splits in two, becoming Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s famous fool. In 1599, though no one is quite sure why, Kemp undertook his famous dance, jigging his way from London to Norwich, a hundred and twenty-five miles distant. In present-day Will’s imagination, history is turned upside-down as Kemp refuses to leave the stage quietly, instead insisting hoping he can make Shakespeare change his mind, beg him to return, so he can be again be the star he once was. Fighting his way through Kemp’s egomania, jokes, dances, bad puns, bragging and foolery, Will is finally forced to confront his own ambition.
10/14 at 7:30pm, 10/15 at 8:00pm. 10/16 at 8:00pm, 10/17 at 2:00pm