The Birds and the Bees

Mark Crawford
March 30, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Preview - March 29, 2017
A hilarious new comedy about love among turkeys, chance encounters & fresh starts

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!

Featuring:

Mariam Bernstein - Gail
Tristan Carlucci - Ben
Robb Paterson - Earl
Paula Potosky - Sarah

Director: Ann Hodges
Set & Costume Design: Carole Klemm
Lighting Design: Larry Isacoff
Music & Sound Design: Dr. Ian Hodges
Stage Manager: Michael Duggan
Assistant Stage Manager: Linsey Callaghan
Assistant to the Director: Laura Lussier


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