The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

A Romantic Comedy with a Bit of Buzz

September 22 - October 15
Springer Theatre




By Mark Crawford
Produced in Association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

  • It's nearly time for the last-ever annual Turkey Days Festival and the excitement in town is palpable. Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home with her mother, a beekeeper. They live across the road from Earl, a farmer who’s been keeping busy with a long list of ladies ever since his divorce. Things get interesting when Ben, an eager young grad student, arrives to study the declining bee population. This raucously funny new comedy tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.

    NEW: Relaxed Performance - Sunday, October 8 at 2:30pm

    A relaxed performance is intended to support audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with breathing apparatuses or other support machinery, people who need support personnel with them, anyone with ASD, people who may need to leave and re-enter a performance, anyone with sensory and communication disorders, or those who experience a learning disability. During relaxed performances, audience members can get up and move around, leave the theatre and come back, and share their joy without worrying about being too loud. In other words, audiences are invited to be themselves and act as naturally as possible.

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    Playing at the Springer Theatre
    from September 22 - October 15

    Running time: 2 hours (plus an intermission)

  • Cast

    Christopher Allen – Ben
    John Jarvis – Earl
    Nicola Lipman – Gail
    Naomi Wright – Sarah


    Director – Ashlie Corcoran
    Set Designer – Jung-Hye Kim
    Costume Designer – Jayne Christopher
    Lighting Designer – Rebecca Picherack
    Sound Designer – Doug Perry
    Stage Manager – Natasha Bean-Smith
    Assistant Stage Manager – Jessica Severin
    Associate Director – Heather Cant
    Assistant Director – Anand Rajaram

  • "The Birds and the Bees fitting sendoff for director" - The Kingston Whig-Standard

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