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BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun
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BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun

NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Kristen Coury, tells the story of the two couples at war over a property line, a party, and peonies. The Del Valle family, Tania (Elizabeth Ramos) and Pablo (Armando Acevedo), has just moved in next to the Butley family, Virginia (Maureen Silliman) and Frank (William Parry). The Del Valles...

Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength
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Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength

By the time “Native Gardens” roars toward its conclusion, there are few hot buttons left to push. The two couples fighting over property rights to a 2-foot strip of back yard have put their trigger fingers all over race, status, gender, politics — even gardening philosophy. In the near-perfect current production from Gulfshore Playhouse, these historical-district neighbors...

Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines
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Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines

You sit down at your desk one morning to find the ledge overlooking your cubicle a veritable livestock parade of plastic farm animals your new Midwestern coworker has mounted there. “Reminds me of home,” he announces happily. Or you walk into your dorm room and find your roommate has loaded your shared refrigerator with so many frozen...

COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE
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COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE

Actors Maureen Silliman and William Parry have been a couple in real life for almost three decades, but they rarely get to play one together onstage. The two are so beloved by Southwest Florida audiences that Kristen Courey, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, had to find a play for them. “She thought...