Red Stitch presents the World Premiere of Caleb Lewis’ The Honey Bees, a potent tale of actions and consequences, family and empire and what happens when the bee finally stings.
As the world’s honeybees disappear, a family-owned honey business struggles to keep up with overseas demand. Driven by matriarch Joan’s iron will, the business stands to make a fortune. And then Melissa arrives out of the blue.
The Honey Bees is a play about economics and our relationship to the natural world. As the last remaining country yet unaffected by Colony Collapse Disorder – the mysterious condition that has ravaged the world’s bees, Australia’s position is unique. Can we learn from the mistakes of others and what is our own individual responsibility in a globalised world?
June 14 – July 16