September 15 – October 22, 2017
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Blake Robison
Co-Production with Guthrie Theater
90 minutes with no intermission
“Skillful comedy … Bright and witty and clever.”
Native Gardens is generously sponsored by Beth Newburger Schwartz.
Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.
JAVIER DEL PILAR
SCOTT W. EDWARDS
RACHAEL DANIELLE ALBERT
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