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Monday, April 15, 2019

Up next at The Rep: A comedy about racism, ageism, sexism and backyard gardens

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM

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Celebrated Latina playwright Karen Zacarías’ comedy “Native Gardens,” up April 17-May 5 at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, may appeal to you if you are interested in witty cultural commentary, art that critics call ‘woke,’ Latinx art or eavesdropping on neighborhood dramas on Nextdoor.

Here, bad fences make bad neighbors, and a dubious property line calls into question the ownership of a prize-winning flowerbed.

Zacarías, one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S., is also founder of Young Playwrights’ Theater — hailed as one of the best arts-education programs in the U.S. — and was selected to receive the 2019 Lee Reynolds Award which recognizes women in theater who “help to illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural or political change.”

Performances of "Native Gardens" open Wednesday, April 17 and run until Sunday, May 5. For tickets and details on special performances, see therep.org.

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