About this event
GALA continues its 48th season with the world premiere in Spanish of Jardín
Salvaje (Native Gardens) written and adapted for the GALA stage by Mexican playwright Karen
Zacarías. Directed by Cuban director and writer Rebecca Aparicio, Jardín Salvaje opens February
2 and runs through February 26, 2023, at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
20010. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles, the translation is by Gustavo Ott. Jardín
Salvaje was first produced at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2016. Since then, it has been
staged more than 10 times across the country.
Life in this upscale northwest DC neighborhood is anything but peaceful when “The Blochs”, an
older conservative Latino couple, meet their new neighbors, “The Del Valles”, a younger Latinx
couple who just moved in next door. A shared interest in gardening soon reveals more is at stake
than property rights when a fence dispute arises. This witty and hilarious look at a much too
common occurrence exposes class, cultural and generational differences where it is least
The Noche de GALA and Press Night is Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8 pm. Student matinees of
Jardín Salvaje are on weekdays at 10:30 am, February 9,10 and 16, 17, 23 & 24. The duration of
this show is approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for anyone 10+ of age.