Native Gardens


By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Michele Vazquez


JAN 15 – FEB 14 | 2021

Due to COVID-19 NATIVE GARDENS has been postponed until 2021. Please note that these dates may change depending on the ever changing situation. Please visit for any and all updates. Please know that WSRep and Raue Center the Arts take the health of our staff, volunteers, and patrons very seriously and we are abiding by all State and Federal guidelines in regards to live performances. Please visit for the most up-to-date information on our new procedures and protocols.

Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.


“A lighthearted comedy with some heavier threads woven through for just the right amount of heft.”
– Broadway World

“A comedy planted in difficult, painful issues.”
– Chicago Tribune

“Native Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air.”
—DC Theatre Scene

“An UTTER DELIGHT. One of the most fun, funniest shows I’ve seen…Do yourself a favor and SEE IT!”
—PerformInk Chicago

JAN 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 | FEB 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 8pm

JAN 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 | FEB 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 2pm





Admission: $39.50*
RaueNOW Member Price (30% OFF!): $27.65*
Students (18 yrs and under): $6
College Student Tickets (with valid ID): $10**

Running Time: 90 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for mild language
Genre: Comedy

Richard Arnold Jr.- Scenic Design
Rea Melnik– Costume Design
Drake Dole – Lighting Design
Kyle Schneider– Sound Design
Colleen Keith – Props Master
William Schmiel – Scenic Artist

*Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Prices may vary depending on zone. Student tickets must be purchased through Raue Box Office (not available online). **College tickets (ages 18-27) must be purchased with a valid ID. Please note, a $7 facility fee will be added to all orders