Past Drama:
Kentwood Players presents
Native Gardens

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarias
Directed by George Kondreck
Produced by Kathy Dershimer
January 21 – February 12, 2022

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 in the suburbs of Washington D.C. which is a bit of a fixer-upper. However, Tania is a botanist who plans to transform the yard with native plants. However, their new neighbors Frank and Virginia are a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden.

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.



Played by
Tania Del Valle ············ Marina Portillo
Pablo Del Valle ············ Robert Anaya
Virginia Butley ············ Phyllis M Nofts
Frank Butley ············ Steve Izant
Ensemble ············ Harold Dershimer
Anne Klafter
Rhonda Yeager Hutchinson
Myron Klafter


Virgina (Phyllis M Nofts) and Frank (Steve Izant) / Tania (Marina Portillo) and Pablo (Robert Anaya)
The cast of Native Gardens (Rhonda Yeager-Hutchinson, Myron Klafter, Steve Izant, Phyllis Nofts, Marina Portillo, Robert Anaya, Harold Dershimer and Anne Klafter)


Westchester Playhouse
8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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