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Cop Shop/Grow Op: A Marijuana Play Rooted in Today’s Headlines

By Contributor
October 1st, 2014

What happens when a pot grower living beside a police station falls in love with the officer who busts her?

Can their star-crossed love beat the odds, or does it get locked up in the slammer?
Cop Shop/Grow Op, Jeff Forst’s original play that razzle-dazzled its packed house last harvest-time, is back by popular demand at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 25th.

Starring local dynamo Lisel Forst, alongside her husband Jeff, Cop Shop/Grow Op celebrates the chaos that blooms when two worlds collide on either side of the law — and the backyard fence.

The experienced acting pros each play two parts in this full-length expansion of Jeff’s prize-winning dramatic monologue at the UVic 50th Anniversary Contest with The Malahat Review.

The Forsts are fresh off Sydney Black’s production of Chicago, wherein Lisel directed Jeff as Billy Flynn, after they both starred in Cabaret. Their previous original play together was Fore-play, a swingin’ golf comedy they wrote that filled the Capitol Theatre in 2005.

Showtime for the return of Cop Shop/Grow Op to Nelson, BC is 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $18/$14 at the Capitol Theatre box office at 250-352-6363 and online at the Capitol Theatre website.

For more info, please visit Prizes will be given to the best law-enforcement and cannabis-related Hallowe’en costumes.

A brisk, irreverent ninety minutes in two acts, Cop Shop/Grow Op is rated PG-13 for: swear words; weed content; unofficial legalese; flirty repartee; double-entendres.

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