The Secret Life of Bees

Linda Gross Theater

Previews Began: May 12, 2019

Opening Night: June 13, 2019

Closing Night: July 21, 2019

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Music: Duncan Sheik

Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead

Book: Lynn Nottage

South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother’s death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship and healing. Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.


Romelda T. Benjamin                                      Queenie
Joe Cassidy                                                       Clayton
Vita E. Cleveland                                                 Violet
Eisa Davis                                                              June
Matt DeAngelis                                                     Silas
Manoel Felciano                                                  T-Ray
Brett Gray                                                        Zachary
Jai’Len Christine Li Josey                             Sugar Girl
LaChanze                                                           August
Anastacia McCleskey                                             May
Saycon Sengbloh                                            Rosaleen
Nathaniel Stampley                                                Neil
Elizabeth Teeter                                                     Lily

Chris Stack                                                         T-Ray
                                                    7/1/19 – 7/21/19

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