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Native Gardens

January 3 - February 4, 2018 | Goldman Theater

Discover a hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

By Karen Zacarías

Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies as Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement where you’re guaranteed no one comes out smelling like a rose.

Creative Team
Director: Cynthia White
Scenic Design: Bert Scott
Lighting Design: Kevin Griffin
Costume Designer: Denise Warner
Sound Designer: Britt Sandusky


Meet the Cast

Alea Figueroa

Tania Del Valle

Fredy Ruiz

Pablo Del Valle

Kate Ingram

Virginia Butley

Michael Edwards

Frank Butley

Nicolette Quintero


Erick Perafan





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Critic and Audience Reviews

The battle in Karen Zacarías’ zesty comedy isn’t just about a bit of earth. Oh no — it’s about the soul of our nation.

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Native Gardens is a fun and highly entertaining show.  Start your year off with a good laugh.

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A timely and relevant work that delights and challenges the audience.