The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees


from the novel by Sue Monk Kidd

adapted by Wynn Handman 

Directed by Billy Lyons

Performed by Lily Balsen


For booking inquiries about this presentation or any other of Literature to Life®’s arts and literacy programs, please contact Young Audiences New York:


Phone: 212.319.9269 Ext. 208




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2016-2017 Performances

From Washington, DC to Detroit, MI...

Baltimore, Maryland

June 08, 2017

I'll be performing in Baltimore and PG County, Maryland on June 8th and 9th.

Clinton Township, MI

April 25, 2017

Performances at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Tuesday and Wednesday April 25th and 26th at 10am. 

Paley Center, NYC

March 29, 2017

A performance on my home turf of NYC for St. Joseph's Academy.

Prince George's County

March 05, 2017

A 2 week residency. 20 performances, 3,500 students!

Portland, ME

December 08, 2016

Presented at Portland Ovations. Performances at 9:30am and 12pm.

September 07, 2016

Performance: 7pm Gonda Theatre, Georgetown University Campus.

The show is followed by a cocktail reception at the home of  Laura Handman and Harold Ickes.

Proceeds from this event will support Young Audiences of Maryland’s efforts to bring this Literature to Life program to underserved students in Prince George’s County Public Schools during the 2016-17 school year. Our goal is to provide 20 performances and reach 3,500 students.


2015 - 2016 Performances

My inaugrial year on the road! 


Washington Center for the Performing Arts

March 10, 2016

Performances on 3/10/16 at 8:45am and 3/11/16 at 7:30pm. 

Pend Oreille Arts Council

March 14, 2016

Performances at 10am and 7:30pm.

Salmon Arts Council

March 16, 2016

Performance at 11:10am.

Mountain Home Arts Council

March 18, 2016

One morning and one evening performance. 

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