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Native Gardens

By Karen Zacarías
Aaron Muñoz and J.W. Morrissette, co-directors

In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established DC couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege. Zacarías is a leading young playwright whose work has been seen in cities across the country and who has played an important role in raising the profile of Latinx theatre as both a writer and an educator.

Due to pandemic-related staffing shortages, Stage 5 Bar will be closed in the afternoon on Saturday, October 23.

The program booklet for this event will be offered digitally and will not be available in print. If you will need disability-related accommodations, please email krannertcenter [at] illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing a $50 “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Illinois Theatre.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, September 14. Tickets will be sold online only, not by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

As part of the University of Illinois, Krannert Center follows U of I guidelines regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 safety protocols. These guidelines change as conditions change, so we will continue to adjust our practices and keep you informed throughout the season. At this time, face coverings are required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. In addition, people who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering outdoors when they cannot practice social distancing.

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney

The importance of philanthropy has never been greater. Please consider gifts to the Theatre General Development Fund and the Support Krannert Center Today (Unrestricted Fund) to ensure the future of the arts at Illinois.

Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Oct 14, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Oct 15, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Oct 16, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
We Oct 20, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Th Oct 21, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Oct 22, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Oct 23, 2021 - 2:00pm CT
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10