The Birds and the Bees


Mark Crawford

About the Book

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.

“Belly laugh after belly laugh in this outstanding, warm-hearted comedy that confirms Crawford as one of this country’s finest up-and-coming playwrights… (The play) has an emotional depth few other comedies can claim.”  — London Free Press

About the Author

Mark Crawford is an actor and playwright. His plays Stag and Doe and Bed and Breakfast are published as a double volume by Scirocco Drama. Since its premiere in 2014 at the Blyth Festival, Stag and Doe has become one of the most-produced new Canadian plays of the decade. Bed and Breakfast premiered in 2015 at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and has recently been staged at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre and Victoria’s Belfry Theatre.

The Birds and the Bees premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2016. It has since been produced at Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, Victoria Playhouse PEI, and Thousand Islands Playhouse, with many more upcoming productions lined up across the country.

Mark’s newest play is titled Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures. It premiered with Carousel Players and toured to young audiences in the spring of 2017.

Mark grew up on his family’s farm near Glencoe, Ontario. He now lives in Stratford.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
120 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in