A boisterous backyard battle.
Previews May 18–23 | Opening night May 24
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Melissa Crespo
“Native Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air.” —DC Theatre Scene
In this hilarious hot-button comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. When a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege, class, and good taste. From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías, whose play Destiny of Desire was a hit at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Presented by Portland Center Stage at The Armory with association with The Geva Theatre Center and Syracuse Stage.
Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.
Join us for brief informational talks at 6:55 p.m. before every weeknight performance. Does not include preview performances.
Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances May 30, June 2, 6, 13, and 15.
Audio Described - June 2, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - June 13, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - June 15, 2 p.m.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
Please look for the resource guide here closer to this show's opening date.
Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.
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