April 17-May 5, 2019
Opening Night on Friday, April 19, 2019

by Karen Zacarias
directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

What makes a good neighbor?

When a young, up-and-coming Latinx couple move in next door to an older, well-established white couple, everything is downright neighborly until it’s discovered that the fence separating their backyards is over the property line — a property line that cuts right through a prize-winning flowerbed! Cultures and generations clash with comedic results in this hip and hysterical new play written by one of the nation’s leading Latina playwrights, Karen Zacarias.

Audiences will love this sidesplitting contemporary comedy that critics have called a “‘woke’ DICK VAN DYKE SHOW for the stage.”

Zacarias is one of the most produced playwrights in the nation. She is one of the inaugural Resident Playwrights at Arena Stage in Washington D.C, and is a core founder of the LATINX THEATRE COMMONS. She is founder of Young Playwrights’ Theater, an award-winning company that teaches playwriting in public schools in Washington D.C.

Because each individual theatregoer is different, The Rep offers suitability suggestions for every production. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects that might have a bearing on your comfort, please call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.


Characters Smoke Onstage Yes Cigarettes
Characters Drink Beer Onstage Yes  
Drug Use Depicted No  
Violence Depicted/Referenced No One comedic moment of physical violence
Partial Nudity No  
Sexual/Suggestive Content No  
Profanity (including non-English profanity) Yes puta (2), cojones (4), culiado, pinche, ballsy, schlong, jerk, testicles, spic (Latinx slur), bitchy, sons of bitches, screw, bastards, hell


ONSTAGE Gunshots No  
OFFSTAGE Gunshots No  
Fog/Smoke TBD  


The exact use potentially sensory-disturbing production elements are not determined until at least one week prior to the opening of the show. 


Yes Bright lights onstage, no strobe lights, dark in audience seating
Sounds Yes Onstage yelling
Music Yes Intermittently


Topics of Discussion in the Play: Alcohol, pregnancy, immigration, cultural differences, politics, drug trafficking, boarder control, property rights, discrimination, work place discrimination, gender differences, privilege, racism, classism, ageism, environmental issues, colonialism, xenophobia, perceptions of ethnicity, homosexuality


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