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Auditions for Native Gardens
April 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Actors Studio of Newburyport announces
NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías
Performance dates: June 3, 4, 5, 2022
Performance venue: Firehouse Center for the Arts
Audition date/time: April 9, 2022 1 pm to 3 pm (No need to call ahead. Just show up.)
Audition venue: St Paul’s Episcopal Church,166 High St., Newburyport
Tania Del Valle – early thirties – high energy – pregnant
Pablo del Valle – early thirties – ambitious young attorney
Virginia Butley – sixty to mid-seventies – likeable no-nonsense engineer
Frank Butley – sixty to mid-seventies – smart likeable detail-oriented federal employee and gardener.
Multiple roles: Surveyor, Landscaper, Building examiner.
Audition materials will be provided.
In the suburbs of Washington D.C., a high-powered lawyer named Pablo and his very pregnant, doctoral candidate wife named Tania, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. Frank and his wife Virginia have lived here for a long time and welcome Pablo and Tania with open arms. However, when Pablo invites his whole law firm over for a BBQ, Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence and discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. This creates friction between the neighbors and an all-out border dispute erupts. The two couples show their true colors and it is unclear who will win the war. Can such different people from totally different backgrounds find a way to compromise? How can you love your neighbor when you’re sure they’re invading your space?