Pioneer Theatre Company is proud to present the Utah premiere of Native Gardens, a contemporary comedy from award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías. One of the most-produced plays in the United States in recent years, Native Gardens reminds us: we can’t always choose our neighbors.
Rising attorney Pablo and his doctoral candidate (and very pregnant) wife Tania, have just purchased a D.C. home next to a well-established couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbecue for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Zacarías’ hilariously biting play sees well-intentioned neighbors turned into feuding enemies in a garden party culture clash for the ages.
Featured in the cast is PTC alum Tito Livas* (Fireflies, A Christmas Story – The Musical) as Pablo Del Valle. Since last working at PTC, Livas appeared in the new musical Destiny of Desire, also penned by Zacarías, at San Diego’s Old Globe.
Making their respective PTC debuts are Katya Collazo* (Off-Broadway’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, the American premiere of The Da Vinci Code at Ogunquit Playhouse) as Tania Del Valle; Michael Kostroff* (HBO’s The Wire, Inherit the Wind at Pasadena Playhouse) as Frank Butley; and Kelly Coffield Park* (an original cast member of Fox’s In Living Color, Perry Street at MCC) as Virginia Butley
The Creative Team
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Tickets for Native Gardens are now on sale via the link below or by calling the Pioneer Theatre Company Box Office at 801-581-6961. Tickets for patrons in grades K-12 are half-price Monday through Thursday.