Good fences make bad neighbors in comedy Native Gardens at Burien Actors Theatre
(September 11, 2019 – Burien, WA) Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) kicks off BAT’s 40th-anniversary season with the company’s production of Native Gardens, a comedy about new neighbors and a fence line disagreement that soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, race, and entitlement.
Performances of this play, which premiered in 2016, run September 27 through October 20, 2019.
The Burien Actors Theatre production, written by Karen Zacarias, features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus BAT’s famous opening night party.
Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have the American dream on lock when they get the keys to a house next to deeply rooted Virginia and Frank. But a spat over a wandering fence line blooms into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, race, and entitlement. Planted in difficult issues, in this hilarious play, no one comes out smelling like a rose.
This show contains a little adult language, including swearing in Spanish, plus “B” and “G” words. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel are appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.
Ticket prices range from $7 to $25. Student tickets are $10. Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, September 27, include free admission to the opening night party. Only on Saturday, September 28, BAT’s Lucky 13 Saturday, all tickets are just $13. Only on Sunday, September 29, BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.
For tickets, special deals or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.
Native Gardens is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.
THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Jesse Calixto (Pablo Del Valle), Connie Murray (Virginia Butley), John Murray (Frank Butley) and Ashley Salazar (Tania Del Valle). Performer-stagehands will paly the Surveyor, Landscapers and Inspector are Shelbi Figgins and Melissa Wilson. Heather Bernadette is the show’s stage manager.
The creative team for the show is: Albie Clementi, set; Ruben Pina, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props and set dressing; Eric Dickman, sound.
ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre is a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.
BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t stream online or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.
BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships, and volunteers.