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Live Theater Returns to the U.S. Botanic Garden

Monday, September 26, 2016

Following last year's exciting launch of the Kennedy Center's partnership with the U.S. Botanic Garden, Flowers Stink is back by popular demand after two Helen Hayes Award nominations, including Outstanding Theater for Young Audiences production!

When struggling to write a nature-themed poem for school, a middle-school girl gives up and tweets: "#natureisboring #flowersstink." Suddenly, two zany and loveable plants magically come to life, encouraging her to open her eyes, ears and mind to the beauty all around her.

Enjoy plenty of singing, dancing, folk, bluegrass, blues and gospel, all set in the colorful world of the U.S. Botanic Garden.

This is a FREE event. Open seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Visit usbg.gov/flowersstink for specific performance dates and times. Performed outdoors on the Amphitheatre stage at the U.S. Botanic Garden. In case of inclement weather, please check usbg.gov for performance updates.