‘Native Gardens’ is a perfect summer play; we’re all invited to the Capitol’s Grand Opening

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Pamela Espeland The Guthrie has extended “Native Gardens” another week, and that’s a good thing, because it’s a perfect summer play. It has sharp, witty writing, lots of laughs, a strong cast, a beautiful set, a sense of currency and immediacy, and an ideal summer length: 90 minutes, no intermission. Everything about it clicks and hums.The new play by Karen Zacarías had its world premiere just last year in Cincinnati. (The director there, Blake Robinson, is also the director here.) Zacarías is currently the most-produced Latinx playwright in the country, and one of the most-produced women playwrights, with several plays under her belt and awards to her credit. “Native Gardens” is her Guthrie debut, and if Tuesday night’s audience...

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