Native Gardens


Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But 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 and where to draw the line on good taste.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$40 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/15/2017 - 10/22/2017
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Important Dates


  • 10/07/2017 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 10/18/2017 - 7:30pm
  • 10/19/2017 - 7:03pm
  • 10/21/2017 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Guadalupe Campos Ensemble
Oscar Ceville Ensemble
Jacqueline Correa Tania Del Valle
Dan Domingues Pablo Del Valle
Steve Hendrickson Frank Butley
Javier del Pilar Ensemble
Christopher Rios Ensemble
Sally Wingert Virginia Butley
Production Personnel
Karen Zacarias
Blake Robison
Costume Designer
Kara Harmon
Set Designer
Joseph Tilford
Sound Designer
Scott W Edwards
Lighting Designer
Xavier Pierce


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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