• Feb 15, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024
West Coast Premiere

Bees & Honey

By Guadalís Del Carmen

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, while Johaira’s law firm lands is made lead prosecutor on a career-defining sexual assault case that could help her make partner. 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, joy, and healing in Washington Heights.