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Everyone is a-buzz about 'The Birds and the Bees'

The Theatre Collingwood production will run from May 20 to 26
Birds and Bees
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Gail used to be married to Frank, and Earl to Sheila. Then one day, Frank ran off with Sheila leaving Gail and Earl sitting alone on opposite sides of their concession road.

Earl is trying to move on but Gail has given up on love and turned to beekeeping. When Gail’s turkey-farming daughter moves back home and a young man studying the decimation of the local bee population shows up, things really start to buzz!

Theatre Collingwood has collaborated with Theatre Orangeville for the last five years to bring the final production of the Orangeville season to Collingwood for the first play of the Theatre Collingwood Summer Theatre Festival. The format seems to be working really well for this match made in heaven! 

The Birds and the Bees, by Mark Crawford, just closed to rave revues in Orangeville and will run in Collingwood from May 22-26.

“This play is laugh out loud funny. You won’t want to miss it!” said Erica Angus, executive director at Theatre Collingwood. “It portrays adult situations and language… all in good fun and, of course, in the very best of taste!”

Jane Spence has done a wonderful job directing this play, and she and David Nairn have filled it with talented actors. The cast consists of veteran performers Sheldon Davis and Susan Johnston-Collins, and the “youngsters” Rose Napoli and Michael Pearson. 

This is actually Mr. Pearson’s first professional production but his experience is vast, along with the fact that he teaches drama as a high school teacher.

Writer Mark Crawford is often referred to as the next Norm Foster. His humour is captivating and always paired with some tender moments.

Tickets for The Birds and the Bees are on sale here or can be purchased by calling 705-445-2200.

Theatre Collingwood has also been working to create some great group packages for groups of 10 or more, including harbour cruises with box lunches from Oliver and Bonacini, or dining packages at local restaurants, all packaged with theatre tickets at great prices.  Season subscriptions are also available.