The Birds and the Bees
Sarah, tired of inseminating turkeys for a living, is moving in with her mother Gail, after leaving her disinterested husband of eleven years. Gail raises bees and has just gotten an unexpected offer of a no-strings-attached romp from her neighbour Earl, whose wife ran off with Gail’s husband twenty years ago. Enter Ben, a 23-year old grad student (and closet virgin) who is studying the decline of Gail’s bee colony. Suddenly, “no strings attached” starts to become a bit more complicated - for everyone! A raucously funny, slightly spicy play with a huge, honeyed heart.
"...hilarious but thoughtful comedy..." - Stage Door
Audience advisory: mature content, partial nudity
Running Time: approx. 2 hours & 15 minutes, including one intermission
Bob Says: While it’s obviously about “the birds and the bees and this thing called love”, I like the play because it’s set against the background of actual birds and bees (turkeys and bee colonies), and because it’s about several generations in the pursuit of love. People trying to negotiate their love life (and their sex life) are always hilarious because they’re always desperate to get it right – and there’s so much room for things to go oh-so-wrong!
- Bob is happy to have scheduled a comedy for this time of year, especially one that's literally about birds and bees, as well as that crazy little thing called love.
- Join Laura Lussier, the Assistant to Director Ann Hodges, behind the scenes as the artistic team, cast and stage crew get the show ready for the audience.