Piti Theater presents: To Bee or Not To Bee
Farmer James has lost his bees, there's only gruel to eat and now the townspeople (the audience!) have arrived to protest, chanting "There's no good food, we're in a bad mood." "To Bee" tells James' comic, tragic and ultimately hopeful story - complete with puppetry, clowning, dance, live music and lots of audience participation. Children can join the actors onstage at the end of the show.
"To Bee" has toured internationally and offers family audiences and elementary school students a profound sense of the positive impact their actions can have on our environment, communities, and the future of the honeybee. Local honey tasting and distribution of bee-friendly flower seeds after the show! "Energetic joy" -- The Recorder www.ptco.org
To Bee is a production for family audiences and elementary schools inspired by research about honeybees. The performance blends puppetry, dance, live music, audience participation, and offers people of all ages a profound sense of the positive impact their actions can have on our environment, communities, and the future of the honeybee. It follows our critically-acclaimed nature fable Elmer and the Elder Tree, which continues to tour following its 2008 premiere. ptco.org/shows/to-bee-or-not-to-bee/
The Music: Northampton, MA singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson wrote the music and collaborated with Jonathan Mirin on lyrics for the production. She plays the Piano Lady in the show.
Ticket Prices: $10 ($8 mem)