The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid The American Place Theatre Literature to Life Program
June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
Sat, 10 Apr 2010
In this New York Times bestseller by Sue Monk Kidd set in the American South during the Civil Rights Movement, a young girl's search for the truth about her mother leads her to three beekeeping sisters and the discovery of the real meaning of family. The American Place Theatre has adapted the novel for performance by a single extraordinary actress. Each Performance is preceded by an interactive discussion between the audience and a professional teaching artist. Each performance is followed by a talk-back with the actress.
The American Place Theatre and the Newman Center will also be collaborating with area middle and high school students on residency work that builds literacy, discovery, and imagination through reading and performance. Those students will also see a performance of the play in the Newman Center.