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Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarías' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Blake Robison directs this hilarious new play about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Native Gardens is a co-production with Guthrie Theater and runs now through October 22, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. The show just celebrated its opening and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

Reprising their roles from the celebrated Guthrie Theater run and making their Arena Stage debuts are Jacqueline Correa (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead national tour) as Tania Del Valle, Dan Domingues (The Public's Wild Goose Dreams) as Pablo Del Valle, Steve Hendrickson (Folger Theatre's Cyrano de Bergerac) as Frank Butley and Sally Wingert (Broadway's La Bête) as Virginia Butley. Joining the company for the D.C. run are Guadalupe Campos, Oscar Ceville, Javier del Pilar and Christopher Rios as supplemental extras.

Named one of the most produced playwrights in the country by American Theatre magazine in 2016, Zacarías is an inaugural resident playwright at Arena Stage, where her previous credits include Destiny of Desire, The Book Club Play and Legacy of Light. Native Gardens received its world premiere in Cincinnati in 2016 (directed by Robison), and by 2018 will have received productions at nine different theaters across the country.

The creative team for Native Gardens includes Scenic Designer Joseph Tilford, Costume Designer Kara Harmon, Lighting Designer Xavier Pierce, Sound Designer Scott W. Edwards, Dramaturg Jo Holcomb and Vocal Coach Anita Maynard-Losh.

For more about the show, visit arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/native-gardens.

Photo Credit: Cameron Whitman

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Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Playwright Karen Zacarias, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Director Blake Robison

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Jacqueline Correa (Tania Del Valle), Dan Domingues (Pablo Del Valle), Sally Wingert (Virginia Butley) and Steve Hendrickson (Frank Butley)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Director Blake Robison and Playwright Karen Zacarias

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Jacqueline Correa (Tania Del Valle) and Dan Domingues (Pablo Del Valle)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Sally Wingert (Virginia Butley) and Steve Hendrickson (Frank Butley)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Ensemble members Oscar Ceville, Javier Del Pilar, Guadalupe Campos and Christopher Rios

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
The company of NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage


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