See a play at Bicentennial Park

May 14, 2021

The MAC Theater will present its first play of the 2021 season, “Native Gardens,” written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Kate Fishman. 

Six show dates are scheduled for June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Friday and Saturday productions will begin at 6 p.m. and Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

In the play, Pablo, a lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his pregnant wife, purchase a house next door to Washington, D.C. stalwarts Virginia and Frank. 

But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line turns into an all-out war of class, privilege, and entitlement.

The cast includes Gary Sousa as Pablo, Mia Vaughn as Tania, Suzie Kokkins as Virginia, and Donn Tyler as Frank. The art center’s sound and lighting technician is Steve McManus.

Director Kate Fishman is seeking extras to fill four non-speaking roles for the show. To find out more, email with “Extra for Native Gardens” in the subject line. 

This is the MAC’s second outdoor live theater event that will take place in Bicentennial Park, Marion, across the street from the MAC. In case of rain, dates will not be rescheduled. Guests may choose another date, donate tickets or receive a refund only if the performance is cancelled. Guests must bring their own lawn chairs. 

Tickets are now on sale to members by phone at 508-748-1266 or in person at the Marion Art Center. Tickets will go on sale online and to nonmembers on Friday, May 21 at