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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

Native Gardens

Written by: Karen Zacarias
Directed by: Moira Bengochea


  • Evening Show dates: June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23*, 24, 25 @ 7:30p
  • Matinee Show dates: June 12, 19, 26 @ 2:00p
  • Pay What You Decide Performance – Saturday, June 11th
  • Post-show talk-back: Sunday, June 19th
  • *To increase accessibility, closed captioning will be provided on 6/23


  • Regular: $30 per person
  • Senior: $25 per person
  • Student: $15 per person

Karly Chandler as Tania del Valle
Anthony Mendoza as Pablo del Valle
Debra Lynn Hull as Virginia Butley
Bob Gabrielli as Frank Butley

Ensemble: Jonathan Gastelo, Rachel Douglass, Uriel Cholula and Abraham Vásquez 

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 a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war 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 

Themes: The American Dream, Latinx experience, current events, politics, marriage, race, class, entitlement

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Production Crew: 
Director: Moira Bengochea
Assistant Director: Ryan Corrigan
Stage Manager: Jesse Spooner
Assistant Stage Manager: Joan Hong
Costume Designer: Jasmine Miller
Intimacy Director: Adriano Cabral
Assistant Intimacy Director: Thomas Rao
Dramaturg: Megan Lee Aguas
Scenic and Lighting Design: Chad Sweet
Accent & Voice Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin
Technical Direction: Oliver Bream

Native Gardens is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Live theatre means large gatherings of people sitting in close quarters for long periods of time – so we continue to encourage vaccinations and masks, but we will no longer be enforcing these requirements unless the county is listed as “HIGH” on the Washoe County Covid-19 dashboard (found HERE). We want to keep our artists and audience members as safe as we possibly can and thank you for helping us do so. We will update this page and contact patrons with changes to our Covid Safety Measures as they happen.

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