"Humorous, surprising, and touching."
- Marina Kennedy, Broadway World
"Clever, laugh-inducing, fast-paced dialogue well executed by a skilled cast."
- Adrienne Urbanski, Theatre is Easy
"Sharply insightful, darkly comic, and very well acted."
- Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway
"Under Sarah Norris' astute direction, the cast handily delivers Max Baker's intriguing script with energy and determination."
- David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited
"Candy Buckley (Bee) and Jeff Hayenga (Hal) are gripping."
- Kathleen Campion, The Front Row Center
Photos by Hunter Canning
"Directed deftly by Sarah Norris, Baker’s portrait of family dysfunction is rich in detail, from the cluttered set by Brian Dudkiewicz, including vinyl records, to the performances themselves."
- Edward Karam, OffOffOnline.com
"Savagely funny, as well as intellectually right."
- Leah Richards, Culture Catch
About the Play
A dark comedy about an aging hippie couple trying to hold on to their bohemian roots while dealing with the impending sale of their Upper West Side apartment building and the deadly familiarity of their own relationship. A play about love, addiction, and aging.
A co-production with Stable Cable Lab Co.
March 10 - 31, 2018
59E59 Theaters, Theater C
Production design support provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).
Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
HAL & BEE is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
HAL & BEE was developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Click here to read the bios of our cast & creative teams.
Bee - Candy Buckley*
Hal - Jeff Hayenga*
Moon - Lisa Jill Anderson †
The Bug Man - Ian Poake
Written by Max Baker
Directed by Sarah Norris †
Line Produced by Michael Aguirre † & Margaret Dunn
Fight Direction by Scott Barrow
Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz †
Lighting Design by Michael O'Connor †
Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen †
Prop Design by Abigail Stuckey
Stage Management by Nikki Castle *†
Assistant Stage Management by Lindsey Hurley †
Assistant Direction by Adam Daniel Koren
Production Assistance by John La Costa
Technical Direction by Evan Kutcher | ShopDog Studios
Press Representation by Karen Greco
† indicates NLTP company member
* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
Meet the Cast and Creatives of Hal & Bee.
Photo by Hunter Canning