Native Gardens is now showing at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver Colorado. Native Gardens brings you into the backyards of an old neighborhood in D.C. New neighbors usually means new fun and friends but when the line is draw in the dirt, problems start growing. Native Gardens is a must see comedy.
Disclosure: Denver Center for the Performing Arts provided us with media tickets in exchange for our honest review, no other compensation has been provided. All opinions are my own.
Last weekend my mom and I headed to the theater for a mom/daughter night out. We got some dinner and then waited for the show to start. When I first heard about Native Gardens at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts I knew it was a show that I wanted to take my mom to see. My mom has a green thumb and loves working in the garden. I thought this silly yet timely comedy would be great for a night out.
About Native Gardens
Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for Pablo and Tania, a young Latino couple who have just moved into a well-established DC neighborhood. Though Frank and Virginia have the best intentions for making the new couple feel welcome next door, their newly budding friendship is tested when they realize their shared property line isn’t where it’s supposed to be. Frank is afraid of losing his prized garden, Pablo wants what is legally his, Tania has a pregnancy and a thesis she’d rather be worrying about, and Virginia just wants some peace. But until they address the real roots of their problems, it’s all-out war in this hilarious and heartfelt play about the lines that divide us and those that connect us.
Our Thoughts of Native Gardens
Local friends, you have to see Native Gardens, it was so great. First of all I love seeing shows in the Space Theater. It is an “in the round” theater that allows you to see every side of the story in front of you. It gives the experience a little more in my opinion. It isn’t just a flat look at the setting. The simple jokes in this play made us laugh.
While there were moments that I felt so bad for Frank having to possibly dig up his beloved flowers I also totally understood where Pablo and Tania were coming from. Sure, this is a comedy but the struggle is real. Neighbors come and go but the fact is that you have to live be these people. Finding compromise is key. Seeing the lively and big personalities of all four characters made the play even better. Frank was a bit of a cuddly bear, Virgina was the older gal you don’t want to mess with, Pablo a confident lawyer and Tania a hippie gardener at heart but educated and ready to take on the world.
My mom and I loved this show. The 90 minutes went so quickly with this fast paced play. A play that I felt myself sitting in that garden with them all. I have to give credit to the people that created this stage and set – WOW! So creative! And so much work! I would highly recommend Native Gardens to anyone looking for a great comedy.
General Information About Native Gardens
Tuesday April 24 – 6:30pm
Wednesday April 25 – 6:30pm
Thursday April 26 – 6:30pm
Friday April 27 – 7:30pm
Saturday April 28 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday April 29 – 1:30pm
Tuesday May 1 – 6:30pm
Wednesday May 2 – 6:30pm
Thursday May 3 – 6:30pm
Friday May 4 – 7:30pm
Saturday May 5 – 7:30pm
Sunday May 6 – 1:30pm & 6:30pm
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Melissa Chapman says
It is great to see theater thriving in different places in the US besides Broadway. This looks like a fun comedy for older kids and adults. I will look for this show if it runs nearer to me.
Ann Snook says
This sounds like a really cute play to see with any adult loved one. I love how involved the set is . . . the yards look so different and everything! It seems like a really relatable plot too . . . who hasn’t had an argument similar to this with their neighbors?
I have never been to an “in the round” theater but it looks really amazing. This looks like a fun night out in Denver. It seems like everyone I know argues with her neighbors at some point about gardening or landscaping so most people can relate to this story line.
Sue Reddel says
As a gardener and someone who has two very close neighbors I think I’d love this production. Sounds like its a cute story and one I know I can relate to. Now I just have to get to Denver to see it!
I LOVE theatre and I think in the round is the best way to see any type of show! I used to perform in live theatre myself. I sure miss those days. I think this show looks like its right up my alley!
We are all about the comedy! Love this kind of thing yet it’s been ages since we went to a theatre show… need to remedy soon. We’ve been going to quite a lot of big shows recently, stand-up and music gigs but the ticket prices get crazy and I’m much more comfortable around the $30 mark!
I think it is such a special experience to watch a show in a Space Theatre! I love the idea od feeling like you are in a garden and have a good time! Who knows, maybe I will have the oportunity to watch it!
This is something both hubby and I would enjoy. He’s wanting to travel to Denver for other reasons, but now that there’s something I want to do, I will be going along with is plans. What fun this will be!
First, how cute it is that you and your mom have date nights? I just love that. And second, this sounds like such a fun show. This is such an unique idea. My mom would totally love something like this!
Aileen Adalid says
I love theater shows and if I were in the area, I would definitely go and watch this in a heartbeat! it looks like such a fun play. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Sara Zielinski says
This looks like a really cute play.
Sara Zielinski says
This looks like a lot of fun.
that sound so cool i love to see and then i would in joy it a lot
Sara Zielinski says
shelly peterson says
What a great show to go see. I would love to do this.