The world premiere of Guadalís Del Carmen' Bees & Honey, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, is underway at MCC Theater’s Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater, with opening night set for May 22. Get a first look at the show with newly released production shots below. Performances will continue through June 11.
Inspired by Juan Luis Guerra’s song "Como Abeja Al Panal," Bees & Honey is a modern love story set in Washington Heights. Maribel Martinez star as Johaira and Xavier Pacheco as Manuel in the two-hander about a young married couple entering a new phase of their lives.
Melissa Crespo directs, leading a creative team that includes set designer Shoko Kambara (Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical), costume designer Devario D. Simmons (Thoughts of a Colored Man), lighting designer Reza Behjat (English), and sound designer Germán Martínez (soft) with original music by Dilson (“The Bachatú EP”). Teniece Divya Johnson(Public Obscenities) is the intimacy and fight director. Lori Ann Zepp is the production stage manager. Casting is by Destiny Lilly of The Telsey Office.