The world premiere of Guadalís Del Carmen' Bees & Honey, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, officially opens May 22 after beginning previews May 4. The limited engagement will run through June 11 at MCC Theater’s Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater.
Inspired by Juan Luis Guerra’s song "Como Abeja Al Panal," Bees & Honey is a modern love story set in Washington Heights. Maribel Martinez star as Johaira and Xavier Pacheco as Manuel in the two-hander about a young married couple entering a new phase of their lives.
Melissa Crespo directs, leading a creative team that includes set designer Shoko Kambara (Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical), costume designer Devario D. Simmons (Thoughts of a Colored Man), lighting designer Reza Behjat (English), and sound designer Germán Martínez (soft) with original music by Dilson (“The Bachatú EP”). Teniece Divya Johnson(Public Obscenities) is the intimacy and fight director. Lori Ann Zep is the production stage manager. Casting is by Destiny Lilly of The Telsey Office.