Casting ‘Native Gardens’ in Quogue


The Hampton Theatre Company will be holding auditions for three roles (two female, one male) in “Native Gardens,” a play by Karen Zacarías. The show opens in Quogue on October 21 and runs through November 7, with George Loizides directing.

The comedy of “Native Gardens” turns on the idea that “you can’t choose your neighbors.” Cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo Del Valle, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia Butley, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbecue for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spiral into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

The role of Frank has been cast. Available roles are: Virginia Butley, 60 to mid-70s; smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer; Tania Del Valle, early 30s, smart, likeable, positive, passionate, highly-energized, pregnant Ph.D. candidate and gardener; Pablo Del Valle: early 30s; smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney.

Auditions are Sunday, September 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday, September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue. Rehearsals begin on or about September 16. All performers must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown at the audition.

Auditions will be from the script. Those who cannot attend auditions on September 12 or 13, contact director George Loizides at and an alternative time may be arranged, if possible. For more information, call 631-653-8955.