Purdue News

October 12, 2004

Purdue Theatre buzzes with 'As Bees in Honey Drown'

WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue Theatre will present Douglas Carter Beane's "As Bees in Honey Drown" Oct. 21-31 in the Black Box Theatre, Creative Arts Building 3.

"As Bees in Honey Drown" holds up a mirror to modern society's fascination with celebrities in the media, and exposes the dark and seductive nature of fame, glamour, and wealth. Visiting instructor Jeff Casazza directs the production. His past Purdue directing credits include "Proof," "The Diviners" and "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground."

In the play, New York socialite Alexa Vere de Vere woos a young novelist into writing a screenplay about her life. First swept up in the whirlwind of her lifestyle, the novelist soon discovers all is not as it appears. "

"Alexa Vere de Vere is an international woman of mystery," explains Casazza. "She's someone we are instantly drawn to. She's someone we want in our corner. And as she suggests and others believe, she's someone who can make or break a career."

"As Bees in Honey Drown" opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, with additional performances at 8 p.m., Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 26-30, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 31. Tickets are on sale now at campus box offices.

All tickets to this general admission performance are $5.50. Tickets may be purchased at the Loeb Box Office in Stewart Center, or by calling (765) 494-3933 or toll-free at (800) 914-SHOW. Tickets also are available online at TicketMaster.com. Processing fees apply.

The Creative Arts Building 3 is located adjacent to Schleman Hall of Students, just off the Purdue Mall. There is free parking in Northwestern Avenue parking garage.

CONTACT: Sparger, (765) 494-3084, theatre@purdue.edu

Note to Journalists: Photographers may take still rehearsal photos from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19) in the Black Box Theatre, Creative Arts Building 3. Call Lori Sparger, Purdue Theatre marketing director, at (765) 494-3084 if a photographer will attend.


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