Apr 17, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Native Gardens

  • by Karen Zacarías


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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 Zacarías.

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

Zacarías 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.

Production Team

  • Steve H. Broadnax III


  • Lynda J. Kwallek

    Properties Designer

  • Yael Lubetzky

    Lighting Designer

  • Colin JB

    Production Stage Manager

  • Holly Payne

    Costume Designer

  • Joshua Marchesi

    Production Manager

  • Luke Mitchell

    Sound Designer

  • Mike Nichols

    Resident Set Designer/Technical Director

  • Cast

  • Rachel Harker*

    Virginia Butley

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  • Kurt Zischke*

    Frank Butley

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  • Aurora Leonard*

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  • Gabriel Peña*

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  • Frank Murillo

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  • Alex Hall

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