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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