Love Shouldn't Hurt. But Sometimes It Does. Join All In Black And White Productions and the Midtown International Theater Festival as Flowers: A Thorny Romance Story takes the Main Stage in New York. Inspired by the poem, 'I Got Flowers Today," this hard-hitting drama tackles the not so rosy side of love. Whether she's a Fortune 500 wife and mother, a lesbian poet, a Christian first generation immigrant, or a teenager in love, whenever a woman is hit she gets a bouquet of flowers and apology. This is her story. Flowers is based on the real life experience of men and women dealing with contemporary issues ripped from today's headlines. Don't miss this theatrical exploration that intertwines vignettes, monologues, music, and spoken word poetry. Flowers has been described as a communal marriage between Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girl's… and Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.