The Birds and the Bees
Sarah's marriage is over, and she's just moved back home to the farm with her beekeeper mother, Gail.
As the women try to adjust to the many changes in their world, their lives are complicated by the community's last-ever Turkey Days celebration, beehive troubles, an eccentric neighbour, and a handsome young researcher.
The Birds and the Bees is a laugh-out-loud comedy with a huge, honeyed heart.
Warning: sexually explicit language and partial nudity.
October 22 - November 7, 2021
7:30 PM (5:30pm Dinner) – Oct 22, 23, 29, 30; Nov 5, 6
7:00 PM (5:00pm Dinner) – Oct 24, 31; Nov 7
$60, all included
- 3-course plated dinner, served at your table
- Fewer tables spaced further apart
- Masks must be worn until seated
- Provincial vaccine passport with identification is required
Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre
930 Burnham Street
Call 905-372-2105 to reserve your seat, or stop by the Best Western front desk.
THIS WEEKEND MAY BE THE LAST-EVER TURKEY DAYS FESTIVAL, BUT FOR THESE FOUR CHARACTERS, THAT IS JUST THE BEGINNING…
Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home to live with her mom Gail. Despite the fact that she’s a divorcée of twenty years herself, Gail isn’t exactly providing the sympathy Sarah needs. Gail’s a beekeeper and she has other things to worry about—like why her honeybees are dropping dead.
Then there’s Earl: Gail’s neighbour, farm tenant, and the ex-husband of Gail’s ex-husband’s new wife. In these past twenty years, he’s 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 Masters 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.
Cast & Creative Team
Photography by Jeannie Gane
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The Best Western Plus Cobourg
The Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre is located at the corner of Burnham/William St. and Elgin St.
930 Burnham St.
Dinner is served 2 hours prior to the start of the performance (5:30pm for 7:30pm shows; 5pm for 7pm shows). Enjoy a 3-course plated dinner, served at your table.