Native Gardens

This is a past event. Sunday, June 16 at 2:00pm 3:30pm

Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR

"Good fences make good neighbors, the saying goes. But first you have to agree on the property line. In Karen Zacarías’ culture-clash comedy of bad manners, once-friendly neighbors — one couple planning a backyard barbecue, the other pruning and primping for the annual gardening competition — feud over a line in the dirt. Soon, matters of race, class, age, privilege, values and taste crowd in, along with charges of “botanical xenophobia.” In the words of Seattle Times critic Misha Berson, it’s “satire with bite — but also with heart.” - Oregon Arts Watch

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.

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