Native Gardens

Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established, retired D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. Frank spends most of his free time perfecting his manicured garden to win the award from the Potomac Horticultural Society. Pablo and Tania have big ideas for their fixer-upper, including a native garden made of plants indigenous to the environment. With plans to replace the run-down chain link fence that separates the two, a delicate disagreement over a long-standing property line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class, and privilege.

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Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays
John Viars Theatre
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Content Advisory:
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Show Credits

By Karen Zacarias

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc.,

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