When the Flower Dies

After 9-11, local playwright Sarah Morton thought she'd never be able to create again. "I was very paralyzed," she recalls. "I couldn't come to grips with art being as important as it used to be." Eventually, she found solace in writing Night Bloomers, which opens tonight at the Cleveland Play House. The play takes place after a September 11-like event, referred to as "the incident." A woman and a pilot go to the desert to view a flower that blossoms once every hundred years; when they get there, they find that the area has been paved over. "They must then deal with the psychological and emotional fallout," says Morton. "Where do you find beauty?"
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