REVIEW: NATIVE GARDENS
BY RYAN M. LUÉVANO
Karen Zacarías' new comedy Native Gardens, now playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, is the perfect fit for this city's perfectly tailored green lawns and gardening lifestyle that includes the celebrated Tournament of Roses Parade. The play directed by Jason Alexander proves that just how challenging it can be to share a property line, and the what it truly means to be a good neighbor. Zacarías adeptly infuses issues of ageism, taste, race, and class into this brisk comedy that can't help but remind us of an elevated episode of I Love Lucy.