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 in association with The Geva Theatre Center and Syracuse Stage.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 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.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
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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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