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.

Preview Performances

Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.*

Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

*Pay What You Can Night
Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Patrons are invited to attend the first preview of Opening Week by paying any amount they wish for their tickets. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office opens at 9 a.m. There are at least 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to two per person.

Regular Performances

Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7 p.m., April 24-25, May 1-2

Fridays at 8 p.m., April 19 and 26, May 3

Saturdays at 2 p.m., April 20 and May 4

Saturdays at 8 p.m., April 20 and 27, May 4

Sundays at 2 p.m., April 21 and 28, May 5


Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance

Director’s Talk

Wednesday, April 17, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 6:15 p.m.

Clinton School of Public Service Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, April 18, 12 p.m.

Join members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this production.

Beer Night with Diamond Bear Brewing Co. and Arkansas Times

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Arkansas Times and Diamond Bear Brewing Co.

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Diamond Bear Brewing Co.

Opening Night Champagne Reception

Friday, April 19

Celebrate with the cast after the Opening Night performance. Enjoy a special champagne toast and light hors d’oeuvres.

Pay Your Age Night

Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Little Rock Soiree and Zetêo Coffee

If you’re age 22-40, you can pay your age at The Rep! Enjoy great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy complimentary beverages from Zetêo Coffee. There are 50 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to four per household. Purchase through the Box Office in person or by phone (sorry, no online sales). Ticket price is based on the age of the oldest person in the group. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up. Offer is based on seating availability.

Post-Show Talk Back

Wednesday, May 1, immediately following the performance

Stay after the performance for a discussion with members of the cast. Epilogue talkbacks will take place in the theatre and are free with your show ticket.

Beer Night with Stone’s Throw Brewing

Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Stone's Throw Brewing

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Stone's Throw Brewing.

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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