“As Bees in Honey Drown” at East Brunswick Community Players

“As Bees in Honey Drown”
by Douglas C. Beane

Evan Wyler has just finished a photo session with his shirt off. No, he’s not a supermodel; he’s a twenty-something New York writer savoring the success of his debut novel. Defined by the media as the "hot-young" thing-of-the-moment, Evan captures the attention of Alexa Vere de Vere, a black-clad woman of mystery who’s made the world of celebrity her home. In fact, it’s her religion. Maybe she’s a record producer, maybe she’s a film agent; what is clear is that she wants Evan to write the screenplay of her life story. Just spend time with me, she says, and you’ll learn all you need to know. To Evan, who is gay, it’s like an invitation into the world of Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles and Holly Golightly all rolled into one.

First black box production at the new Playhouse 22 venue. Final performances were sold out, with seats having to be added to the audience, which paved the way for future black box shows in the space.

Performed by East Brunswick Community Players
At Playhouse 22
Performances ran
Friday, January 7, 2011 thru Sunday, January 16, 2011
Alexa Vere De Vere.... Andrea Ambs
Amber, Illya, First Muse.... Angela Trombatore
Backup Singer, Secretary, 2Nd Muse.... Daisy Velazquez-Glasgow
Evan Wyler.... Derek Mazukiewicz
Kaden, Clark.... Aaron Ratzan
Photographer, Ronald, Swen.... Rudy Palma
Skunk, Mike.... Ken Paris
Waiter, Ginny, Denise.... Kate Matseur Has Bio
Woman, Carla, Bethany.... Tonya Jenkins
Directed by Amy Levine Has Bio
Lighting Design by Paul Carver Has Bio
Sound Design by Amy Levine Has Bio
Sound Design by Peter Riga Jr.
Stage Managed by Katie Mcgillick
Set Designed by Scott Brandt
Set Designed by Ken Paris
Costumes Coordinated by The Cast
Light Operation by Paul Carver Has Bio
Sound Operation by Paul Carver Has Bio
Properties by Kate Matseur Has Bio
Production Assistance by AnnMarie Matseur Has Bio