WEST COAST PREMIERE

BEES & HONEY

By Guadalís Del Carmen
Directed by Karina Gutiérrez
Feb 15 – Mar 10, 2024

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What does it take to survive as a couple? Inspired by the Juan Luis Guerra song “Como Abeja Al Panal,"* Bees & Honey by Guadalís Del Carmen is an intimate, two-actor portrait of a Dominican couple's love and dreams in New York City, featuring pivotal moments in a year of their lives. It was love at first sight when Manuel and Johaira met at a Washington Heights club. Now married, the ambitious young couple sets out to achieve their dreams together. Manuel's entrepreneurial spirit drives him to expand his mechanic shop; Johaira makes lead prosecutor on a career-defining sexual assault case. As they negotiate their differences alongside their expanding careers, the mounting pressure takes its toll on their marriage. When unforeseen tragedy strikes, the pair must reckon with how their love – and future – is put to the test. Fresh from its world premiere at New York’s Off-Broadway theatre Manhattan Class Company (MCC Theater) in partnership with The Sol Project, MTC’s run marks the second production and West Coast Premiere of this vibrant new play about culture, family, and healing in Washington Heights.

*Like a bee to the honeycomb



¿Qué se necesita para que una pareja sobreviva? Inspirada en la canción de Juan Luis Guerra “Como Abeja Al Panal”, Abejas y Miel de Guadalís del Carmen es un retrato íntimo–representado por dos actores—del amor y los sueños de una pareja dominicana en la ciudad de Nueva York, el cual muestra los momentos cruciales en un año de sus vidas. Cuando Manuel y Johaira se conocieron en un club en Washington Heights, fue amor a primera vista. 

Ahora casados, la joven y ambiciosa pareja se propone alcanzar sus sueños juntos. El espíritu emprendedor de Manuel lo lleva a expandir su taller mecánico; Johaira se convierte en la fiscal principal de la firma de abogados en un caso de asalto sexual que puede definir su carrera y ayudarla a convertirse en socio de la misma. Mientras ellos tratan de negociar sus diferencias a lo largo de sus respectivas carreras en expansión, la creciente presión pasa factura en su matrimonio. 

Cuando una tragedia imprevista ocurre, la pareja asume el deber de reconocer que su amor y su futuro están siendo puestos a prueba. Recién salida de su estreno mundial en el teatro fuera de Broadway, Manhattan Class Company (MCC Theater), en alianza con El Proyecto Sol, MTC marca la segunda producción y el estreno en la Costa Oeste de esta vibrante y nueva obra sobre cultura, familia y sanación en Washington Heights.



Content advisory: the production Bees & Honey includes mention of legal prosecution of sexual assault, preganancy and infant loss, and domestic abuse. Please see our "learn more" tab on this site for local, third-party resources* that provide professional help around these topics.



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Feb 15 – Mar 10, 2024

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MTC Engaged Special Events

Salsa Night with Salsa Marin and Marin Theatre Company

Salsa Night with Salsa Marin and Marin Theatre Company

Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Complimentary dance lesson and TAINO will go live at 8:00PM

Get ready to PARTY with Salsa Marin at MTC! January 13 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM

- Free dance lesson starts at 7:30pm
- Bring your appetite and enjoy our food and wine
- Plenty of free and convenient parking
- Early Bird Admission $20.00
- At The Door $25.00 

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Window on the Work

Window on the Work

Monday, February 12, 2024 | 7:00 PM

FREE: REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED HERE

ABOUT WINDOW ON THE WORK:

The Window on the Work series focuses specifically on the Marin Theatre Company’s production, design, casting, and rehearsal process. When available, actors, directors, and designers will join in these discussions. This program continues a long-standing collaboration with the Marin Theatre Company.

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

*This event takes place at the MILL VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

FREE: REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED HERE

Stage Door

Stage Door

Friday, February 23, 2024 | (Post-Show)

Stage Door is a FREE post-show mixer at the theatre after the show; stay for drinks and hors d'oeuvres to meet the artists and connect as a community on the art we’ve just experienced together. 

Location: Marin Theatre Company - No RSVP required. 

Admission for ticket-holders to the Feb 23 performance of Bees & Honey only.

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Bachata Brunch with alaMar at Sobre Mesa

Bachata Brunch with alaMar at Sobre Mesa

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Join us for a BACHATA BRUNCH with alaMar restaraunt

Order for yourself from the incredible brunch menu for delicious food and a chance to win free tickets to Bees & Honey!

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The Process Talkback

The Process Talkback

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | (Post-Show)

Join us for a FREE post-show talkback that delves into the creative process and artistry to bring the play to life on stage. 

Location: Marin Theatre Company. 

Admission only for ticket-holders to the Feb. 28 performance of Bees & Honey.

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Pizza & Pints

Pizza & Pints

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Book tickets for the March 2 show then select the "Pizza & Pints" add-on at check-out!

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Pizza and pints on-site at Marin Theatre Company before the March 2 performance of Bees & Honey.

$45 add-on at checkout ($60 value) includes special menu food and drinks on-site before the show at MTC

*This event takes place at the theatre, located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Hot Topic Talkback

Hot Topic Talkback

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | (Post-Show)

Join us for a FREE post-show special talkback that touches on a central issue or theme from the play. Special guests from our community whose profession relates to the theme / topic are invited to speak as a panelist. 

Location: Marin Theatre Company. 

Admission only for ticket-holders to the March 6 performance of Bees & Honey.

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Perspectives Lecture

Perspectives Lecture

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Join us for a FREE PRE-show topical discussion that delves into the making of the play and its context. 

Location: Marin Theatre Company. 

Admission only for ticket-holders to the March 7, 1:00 PM matinee performance of Bees & Honey.

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Reviews

  • "What’s distinctive about Johaira and Manuel, and how their syncopation thrives and falters, is the texture of their shared heritage." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • "Performed mostly in English with plenty of Dominican Spanish phrases peppered in, Bees and Honey may be familiar in many places, but it depicts a distinctly Latino love story, and the deep love the playwright...[has] for these characters' community is evident. That almost makes Bees and Honey two love stories in one." - NEW YORK THEATRE GUIDE

    — Boston Globe
  • "A genuinely touching [story] about two essentially kind-hearted people who are trying to do right by each other and themselves." - THEATREMANIA

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