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Stage Production of Native Gardens and Discussion with Stanford Playwright Karen Zacarias

Event Details

Fri, October 20, 2017
08:00PM - 10:00PM
Arena Stage
1101 6th Street SW, Washington DC 20024
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The discounted ticket price is $48 (regular ticket price is $64) for WDCSA members, young alumni (13 - 17), and guests; $55 for non-WDCSA members and guests

Join WDCSA at Arena Stage for a production of the comedy, Native Gardens, by Stanford Playwright Karen Zacarias, ’91. Karen, who was recently hailed by American Theatre magazine as one of the most produced playwrights in the United States, will meet with our group following the show to discuss the play, which has been billed as “the best stage comedy of the summer.”

Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías 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.

We regret that no refunds will be given after September 18. Please contact Kevin Coyne at with any questions.

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