Lakeshore Players Dorval
John Rennie High School
“As Bees In Honey Drown” by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Steve Gillam
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“As Bees In Honey Drown” is a fable for an age that chooses image over substance. This smart, sassy, satirical comedy explores the pitfalls of our unquenchable thirst for instant fame and celebrity, and the lives of the eager almost-famous who easily become the victims of those who promise big but empty dreams.
After his first novel is published, author Evan Wyler appears in a magazine as this week’s “hot new thing”, catching the eye of the beautiful and captivating Alexa Vere de Vere who hires him to write a screenplay based on her exotic life. Caught-up in the absolutely fabulous whirlwind that is Alexa’s life, Even is introduced to a world of lavish spending, glamorous parties, and even love.
On the brink of drowning in the alluringly sweet honey of Alexa’s world, Evan questions what is real and what isn’t. In the end, he discovers that life is short, but art lasts forever. No one pulls the cashmere over the eyes of a writer.
“As Bees in Honey Drown” is an award-winning play by Douglas Carter Beane, best known for the screenplay “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”.
A special thanks to for providing some of our set pieces! Dentaire Turner
Stephanie VON RORETZ as Alexa Vere de Vere
Andrew McLENNAN as Evan Wyler
Megan FISHER as Amber, Backup Singer, Secretary, Bethany Vance, Ginny, A Muse
Mélanie DESJARDINS as Waiter, Backup Singer, Carla, Bodega Barb, Denise, Illya Mannon, A Muse
Chris VON RORETZ as Photographer, Swen, Cowboy Bob, Royalton Clerk, Morris Kaden
Don FLETCHER as Ronald, Skunk, Mike
Thursday, May 11th at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 12th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 13th at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee May 14th at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 19th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Matinee May 20th at 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 pm
WHERE: John Rennie High School, 501 Boul. Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J5
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