MiraCosta College premieres the play "Native Gardens
", a comedy to be presented at the MiraCosta Theatre September 30 through October 9.
The play, written by Latina playwright Karen Zacarias and directed by MiraCosta Theatre and Film instructor Eric Bishop, is a comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Gardens and cultures clash when Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and Tania, his very pregnant wife, buy a house next to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. A disagreement over a fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement in this hilarious comedy.
Bishop said the play was chosen as a way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.
“The play is great fun and explores nuanced social issues such as privilege, and social and racial conflict,” said Bishop. “Loaded phrases like ‘imperialist occupation,’ ‘you people,’ and ‘botanical xenophobia’ quickly escalate into a side-splitting war of words…and acorn throwing.”
A preview performance will be held September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances are September 30, October 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are October 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for seniors and staff; $11 for students. All seats are $11 for the preview performance. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.