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Native Gardens

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from July 15-Aug. 26
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from July 23-Aug. 6
1 p.m.
Every Sun. from July 30-Aug. 26
7 p.m.
Aug. 6
1 p.m.
Every Sat. from July 29-Aug. 26
1 p.m.
Every Sun. from July 30-Aug. 6
1 p.m.
Every Wed. from Aug. 9-16
1 p.m.
$34-$67; $15-$49 previews.
Theater

Latina playwright Karen Zacarias’ Native Gardens could be interpreted as a satirical call for resistance. A comedy of escalating conflict, the play follows a young Latino couple. Initially, they are welcomed to their affluent new neighborhood by their next door neighbors, longtime residents with deeply held opinions that extend to such seemingly trivial matters as the proper cultivation techniques for an English garden. Once the early gestures of amiability dissipate, the two couples find themselves increasingly at odds over a number of issues, including the manicured nature of said garden and its relative position to a disputed property line. Exacerbated by assumed stereotypes, class resentments, and accusations of unexamined privilege, petty disagreements give way to the neighbors assailing one another with outright insults (not to mention acorns). The tremendous cast includes Steve Hendrickson, Sally Wingert, Daniel Domingues, and Jacqueline Correa, under the direction of Blake Robinson. 


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