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“To Bee or Not to Bee”: Live Show for Children
September 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
“To Bee or Not to Bee” tells the story of a farmer-beekeeper named James who gradually replaces his diverse crops with corn in order to fill a growing corporate demand for corn bi-products. It’s a comic, tragic, and ultimately hopeful story, complete with puppetry, clowning, dance, live music, and lots of audience participation. A great show for kids ages 5 to 10 years old!
The Piti Theatre Company, based in Shelburne Falls and Switzerland, created the show to raise awareness about the honeybee’s plight, and give children and adults tools for helping pollinators thrive in their communities. The performance connects to a real-world grassroots campaign called 10% For the Bees which encourages replanting of 10% of lawns with bee friendly habitat and transitioning to organic lawn care methods.
This special performance will take place outdoors in the forest at the Greenberg Family Conservation Area. This performance is free thanks to a grant from the Westhampton Cultural Council, but registration is required. This show is limited to 40 audience members.
Show starts at 3:30 pm. Please be prepared to walk in 1/4 mile along a wooded trail to reach the performance space. Rain date: Saturday, September 18.
This program is supported by a grant from the Westhampton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.