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In Bloom, the innocence and sweetness of two elderly friends is obliterated as they discover that one of their beloved sons has a marijuana grow op. Unfortunately, this production felt very slow-paced and somewhat boring in the first few scenes, leading at least this audience member somewhat astray as to where the story was heading. Suddenly the play takes an unexpected turn, the plot becoming thick with sinister overtones, twisting with humor and complexity: taking advantage of the situation, the seniors deliver the goods to their friends in the nursing home via brownies, having their “plant” stolen from the back porch by a nosey neighbor and planted in the town square. The latter half of the play continues to be upbeat and climaxes with the seniors enjoying the fruits of their labors.

Two and a half out of five stars.

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