Persephone Theatre encourages looking beyond taboos with latest comedy

Photo Credits: Jenna-Lee Hyde as Sarah (left) and Ray Jacildo as Ben in The Birds and the Bees. PHOTO BY OLIVIA SWERHONE-WICK, PERSEPHONE /Supplied photo


Jocelyn Bennett 
Published Mar 23, 2023


A positive attitude toward conversations about sex is the goal behind Persephone Theatre’s latest production.


The Birds and the Bees by Canadian playwright Mark Crawford is a raucous comedy that addresses taboos around sex.


“I think that this play explores the taboos that we all have encountered or we may hold from our upbringing about sex. And what this play tries to do is dispel those beliefs and encourage people to not look at sex as something to be ashamed of, or something that we need to hide. It’s something that we should talk about openly,” director Anita Smith said in a recent interview.


The play is a co-production with Regina’s Globe Theatre, a first-time experience for the two Saskatchewan theatre companies.

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