An unconventional bedroom comedy, by Mark Crawford
Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home to live with her mom, Gail, a divorcée of twenty years. Gail’s a beekeeper and she has other things to worry about—like why her honeybees are dropping dead. Gail’s friend and neighbour, Earl, has been keeping himself mighty busy with the ladies, but Gail has just never really got back on that horse…so to speak. And finally, there’s Ben: an athletic 23-year-old master’s student, here to study the collapsing bee colonies. Secretly still a virgin, he’s about to get a big lesson in pollination…if you know what we mean.
Set in two adjoining bedrooms on a modern Canadian farm, the play tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. The Birds and the Bees is a laugh-out-loud comedy with brains…and a huge, honeyed heart.
Running time: approx. 2h 15m, including intermission
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