Area Activity Guide: Native Gardens at Geva

Fresh & Funny

Wake up to Spring this April with a garden-centric theatrical comedy that’s been called “A woke Dick Van Dyke Show for the stage.” Unfolding on Geva’s Elaine P. Wilson Stage through April 21 is Karen Zacarías’Native Gardens,” one of 2019’s most-produced plays. It’s a new backyard comedy that tries to get to the root of what it means to be “neighborly.” Find out what happens when a millennial couple with big plans moves in next to a well-established Washington D.C. couple maintaining a prize-worthy garden. If you believe that comedy is simply a funny way of being serious, you won’t be at all surprised when the dialogue takes on ethnic stereotypes, generational differences, and politics.

Will the two very different couples feuding over property lines be enemies? Friends? Frenemies? Will they even stay neighbors? You’ll have to grab some tickets to find out. At 90 minutes with no intermission, this bright production will breeze right by. As funny as it is thought-provoking, Native Gardens makes a great stage show experience for adults and teens alike.