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By Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal
Special to the Village News 

'Native Gardens' is Latinx vs WASP


Last updated 6/20/2018 at 12:12pm

Jim Cox

Tania (Kimberli Flores) and Pablo (Eddie Martinez) at the fence line are on the defense against Virginia (Peri Gilpen) and Frank (Mark Pinter) who is protecting his plants.

It comes as no surprise that good fences make good neighbors. True from the time of Ben Franklin and probably more so today, playwright Karen Zacarias delivers with "Native Gardens."

The show is smart and cheeky. It's an eye-opening look into our preconceived attitudes toward immigration, race and privilege. No doubt, the cure for today's culturally sensitive environment. Written with savvy politically correct insight wrapped in biting truths, the locale is none other than our nation's capital.

Zacarias proves why she is one of the most prolifically produced playwrights in Am...

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