May 4 - 21, 2023
The Birds and the Bees
By Mark Crawford
This comedic romp through a local bee farm has a big heart to match the big laughs. Watch as mothers and daughters, farmers, and scientists come together in Mark Crawford’s funny and flirty play about life and love. The action centers around Gail’s farm: her failing beehives; her middle-aged daughter moving back home; her neighbour of 20 years, Earl, who keeps showing up more and more; and stirring things up is Ben, the young biology student who investigates the missing bees.
From the playwright of Bed and Breakfast, and being produced in collaboration with Persephone Theatre, comes a springtime romance just in time for planting season.
Often funny, sometimes heart-warming, and thoroughly charming...Crawford writes some snappy jokes and finds lots of humour in the not-so-simple relationships between his characters... this may be just the type of play a lot of us need: one that reminds us that some things die and new things are born, and that it’s all a lot easier to deal with if you have some laughs along the way.” CBC