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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Playreading of “As Bees in Honey Drown”
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script in Hand Playreading of Stinging Comedy, “As Bees in Honey Drown”– a fun-filled and insightful social satire that asks, “What is the price of fame?” on Monday, February 13th, 2023, at 7 p.m., written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Mark Shanahan.
In “As Bees in Honey Drown,” a young, gay, struggling writer named Evan Wyler catches the eye of a fabulously outrageous and wonderfully mysterious woman named Alexa Vere de Vere and is drawn into a whirlwind adventure, hobnobbing among the ‘90s’ New York art scene. Alexa, part Auntie Mame, part Holly Golightly, is a self-described promoter of up-and-coming artists and hires Evan to write a screenplay based on the story of her life. But who is she, really? Even as Evan gets caught up in the romance of Alexa’s promises of fame and fortune, he begins to suspect that all may not be what it seems.
“Douglas Carter Beane’s fine-tuned wit once again delivers a terrific, laugh-out-loud comedy,” said Mark Shanahan, director, and curator of the Playhouse’s Script in Hand series and Playhouse Radio Theater. “Yet, even as Alexa Vere de Vere seduces us all with her madcap persona, Beane’s play cuts deeply, exploring that nefarious question, ‘fame at what price’?”
Shanahan added, “I know our Script in Hand audience will love joining Evan Wyler on his quest to uncover the truth about Alexa Vere de Vere in this fun-filled, social satire…perfect for a winter night at the Playhouse!”