“The expression, “Good fences make good neighbors,” originated from a 1914 Robert Frost poem. It highlights the need for clear boundaries between folks with adjoining properties—and can be applied more broadly to the personal boundaries human beings need to coexist peacefully.
The idea is key in CVRep’s production of Native Gardens. Written by Karen Zacarias, the play tells the story of a young Hispanic couple, Tania and Pablo Del Valle (Marta Portillo and Andrew Joseph Perez), who have just moved into a fixer-upper in a lovely Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Their neighbors, Virginia and Frank Butley (Janellen Steininger and Dennis Gersten), are an older white couple who initially welcome them with open arms…”