The Birds & the Bees

The Birds & the Bees

By Mark Crawford

September 26–October 26, 2019
Granville Island Stage
Rib-tickling realizations about life and love

Sarah, a turkey farmer, has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl, the flirty neighbour, and Ben, an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.

  • Showtimes
    Monday 7:30 PM
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday Closed
  • Special Performances
    Tuesday Talkbacks
    Oct 15, 2019 – 7:30 PM
    VocalEye Performance
    Oct 15, 2019 – 7:30 PM
    Oct 25, 2019 – 8 PM
  • Seat map
  • Directions & Parking
    1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3R9

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  • Audience advisory
    Theatrical devices such as herbal or electronic cigarettes, water-based fog and haze, and mature content may occur in some productions. Please contact our box office for more information.

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Interview with playwright Mark Crawford

Mark Crawford finds life on the farm an ideal apprenticeship for success as a side-splitting Canadian playwright.

Source: Country Guide
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Ashlie Corcoran on directing the show

Ashlie directed The Birds & the Bees as part of her final season as Artistic Director at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and talks about the show in this interview with The Morning Show CKWS.

Source: YouTube
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Review: The Birds and the Bees get delightfully complicated

“In Toronto playwright Mark Crawford’s The Birds and the Bees, sex, relationships and the mysterious workings of bees all get pretty complicated. The results are often funny, sometimes heartwarming and thoroughly charming.”

Source: CBC
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The bees in decline

Since the late 1990s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees, and report unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies.

Source: Greenpeace
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SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE WITH THE GRANVILLE ISLAND SERIES

Enjoy this 4-show series at the waterfront Granville Island Stage from $105!

September 26–October 26, 2019
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys meet in this raucous comedy
February 6–March 7, 2020
CIPHER
Hipster noir meets corporate thriller—an investigation of a decades-old Vancouver Island cold case murder
April 16–May 16, 2020
’DA KINK IN MY HAIR
A resonant musical celebration of women of colour, set in a vibrant Toronto hair salon


June 25–August 23, 2020
PETER PAN GOES WRONG
A side-splitting farce for the whole family, from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong
Granville Zone Map

4 SHOW SERIES
Zone A PREMIUM $175
Zone B $105