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The Bird and The Bee by Al Smith and Matt Hartley

17 February 2009

Outstanding Production of a Drama -Austin Critics Table Award Nomination

Outstanding Acting in a Leading Role – Austin Critics Table Award Nomination

Top 9 Arts Happenings of 2009 – Austin American-Statesman

the US Premiere of

The Bird

and The Bee

by Al Smith and Matt Hartley

Directed by Kelli Bland
Assistant Director/Costumes – Meghan Dwyer
Set and Light Design – Steve Shirey
Sound Design – Adam Hilton

January 21-January 20, 2009
The Blue Theatre

Chloe and Jacob are beautifully in love. The first time they meet, they end their lives.

The Bird and The Bee are  two short plays explore the trajectory of two disaffected youths in two starkly different stories. Acted by the same company of 6 actors the Bird by Al Smith explores Jakob’s journey, while The Bee by Matt Hartley tells Chloe’s story.

The runaway hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Festival is making it’s US premiere as part of FronteraFest 2009.

Cast

Chase Wooldridge*

Tayler Gill

Melissa Recalde

Blake Smith

Matt Wasson

Mary Katherine Dickey

*nominated for Outstanding Acting in a Leading Role – 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards