Humorous, surprising, and touching."
Clever, laugh-inducing, fast-paced dialogue well executed by a skilled cast."
Theatre is Easy
Sharply insightful, darkly comic, and very well acted."
Under Sarah Norris' astute direction, the cast handily delivers Max Baker's intriguing script with energy and determination."
Theatre Reviews Limited
Candy Buckley (Bee) and Jeff Hayenga (Hal) are gripping."
The Front Row Center
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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."
Savagely funny, as well as intellectually right."
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.
Max grew up on a dead-end cobble-stoned street of the no-man's-land between Tufnell Park and Archway, in North London. Karl Marx's grave is right around the corner. He received an MA in playwriting from Washington State University and has worked professionally as an actor, playwright and director for over 20 years. In 2010 The Eeelwax Jesus 3-D Pop Music Show was produced at Contemporary American Theatre Festival and in 2015 his short film Best Wishes From Millwood won the Audience Award at Austin Film Festival. His acting credits include London's West End, as well as On and Off-Broadway, working with The New Group, Roundabout, at the Public, MTC, MCC and most recently appearing in Ars Nova’s production of Small Mouth Sounds. Stable Cable: written and directed The Conspiracists, Live From the Surface of the Moon and Because Me.
Sarah is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project. In New York, she has worked with: Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Bisno Productions, LAByrinth Theater Company, Disney Theatrical Productions, BAMA Theatre Company, The Flea Theater, and The Gallery Players to name a few. She served as the Artistic Director of the renowned Access Theater from 2016 - 2018. She is a proud member of AEA and associate of SDC.
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 †
Costume Design by Genevieve V. Beller †
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 - click on name for more info
*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
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, in part, at SPACE on Ryder Farm.
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Meet the Cast and Creatives of Hal & Bee.
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