Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Bee Project

The Bee Project explores the art of voyeurism within the public space. The fourth wall disappears as the audience is thrust into the thick of the action, where anything could happen at any moment… or table.

Bringing together Malaysia and Australia’s brightest theatre talent, The Bee Project is a unique work of art that inspires the imagination and reinvents the experience of theatre.

The Bee Project 
The Bee Café and Bar32B
Level G2, Publika,
JalanDutamas 1,
Kuala Lumpur.

4 - 7 December 2012 @ 8.30 pm
8 – 9 December 2012 @ 11.00 am and 4.00 pm
Phone: +603- 6201 8577

‘The Bee Project’ is a site-specific performance that will be have its initial showing at The Bee cafe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The project aims to give the audience a new experience of theatre by placing them inside the performance space.

Instead of buying tickets, patrons make a restaurant booking for dinner and a ‘show’. Unaware of what the ‘show’ will be, they are seated at tables and begin their meals. Slowly, with the aid of hidden microphones, they begin to notice that actors are hidden amongst them, emerging one by one to join the developing story: even the wait staff are part of the ruse.

The audience finds itself in the middle of a ‘whodunit’; caught in the crossfire of a furious argument at one moment; eavesdropping on intensely private exchanges the next.

Then, halfway through the show, the audience suddenly discovers that two other ‘patrons’ are in fact writing the ‘whodunit’ – they are preparing to pitch the story to a movie producer. They begin to manipulate their characters (the actors); changing their motivations and physical characteristics quickly and often as they strive to improve their pitch, giving the audience an exciting insight into the chaos of the creative process and the power of imagination.

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