To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

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Piti Theatre Company
Jonathan Mirin, Godeliève Richard
60 minutes

Farmer James has lost his bees, there's only gruel to eat, and now the townspeople have arrived to protest, chanting "There's no good food, we're in a bad mood!" Can a stranger help James and the Piano Lady figure out how to bring the bees back – with your help? This award-winning musical inspires action on behalf of our four-winged friends. " . . . guileless storytelling and sweet slapstick to charm an audience of any age. They utilize puppetry, clowning, juggling, song, movement and audience participation . . ." - Boston Arts Review
Suitable for ages 5 and up.


Jonathan Mirin
Godeliève Richard
Dominique Bourquin
Carrie Ferguson
Puppet Designer
Godeliève Richard
Sound Designer
Florian Staab
Jonathan Mirin
Laura Josephs
Carrie Ferguson
Right Light Productions
Hannah Brookman
Right Light Productions

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"To Bee or Not to Bee" includes subtitles in French and Spanish.

Land acknowledgement

Piti Theatre is based in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. This land where we create our work was and is home to the Pocumtuck people. The Connecticut River Valley, where Shelburne Falls is located, is actually a crossroads for many nations including the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the east; the Nonotuck, Mohegan, Nonotuck and Pequot to the south; the Mohican to the west; and the Abenaki to the north. We are grateful for their stewardship of the land over the centuries. One of the many local groups to whom we are grateful for their ongoing educational work, celebrations, and stewardship of the land is the Nolumbeka Project. You can learn more at

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Suitable for all ages

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