WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY ? County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area, is proud to present the Contemporary Comedy ?Native Gardens? by Karen Zacarias is directed by Christine Crawfis. Performances of this Main Stage production are scheduled for Friday and Saturday July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8pm, with matinees at 2pm on both Sunday, July 17, and Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls.
It?s true. You can?t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and Tania, his pregnant wife, have purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. An impending barbeque and a disagreement over a fence line soon spiral into an all-out border dispute. ?The difference between a flower and a weed ? is a judgement.?
Featuring Kit Colbourn, Lorena Monagas, Glen Morrice, and Ken Straus, and in the ?Leaf It To Us? Ensemble: Jeff Battersby, Johanna Battersby, Mike Boden, MaryBeth Boylan, and Peggy Ringwood. Director Crawfis says:? This play is a comedy but addresses several themes from contemporary American life. Written by one of the most produced playwrights currently in America (Karen Zacarías is one of the few Latinas to hold that title (alongside with Quiara Alegría-Hudes), the play tackles the conversations many of us are having in our everyday lives, but it does so with both humor and compassion. Notably it showcases Latinx characters but as highly educated professionals. The play approaches big themes with a child-like sense of play. But at the end of the day, audiences come to the theatre to see themselves and to be entertained. And ?Native Gardens? is certainly more than entertaining."
This production of ?Native Gardens? is made possible by Gold Sponsor, Dutchess Pro Print. County Players? 65the season is proudly presented by Hudson Valley Credit Union. ?Native Gardens? is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
ABOUT COUNTY PLAYERS- One of the longest running community theatre companies in our area, County Players is an all-volunteer organization which has presented more than 200 productions and has served thousands of theatergoers since 1958. Located in the Village of Wappingers Falls the all-volunteer theatre company acquired the former Academy Theatre and renamed it the County Players Falls Theatre, their home since 1977.