Spring performance of Barefoot in the Park at Good Neighbors Theatre announced

Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Good Neighbors Theatre, Highway 111 in Byrdstown will present the Neil Simon play, Barefoot in the Park on May 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm and May 4 at 2:00 pm. The following week’s performances are scheduled for May 8, 9, and 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Director is Melva Nunnery.

Nominated for the 1964 Tony Award for Best Play, Barefoot in the Park is set in the top floor of a brownstone on East 48th Street, New York City sometime in the mid 1960’s.

It is a rollicking romantic comedy centering around newlyweds, Paul and Corie Bratter- newlyweds in every sense of the word.

He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job.

After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it.

He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start.

Mark your calendar now, so you don’t miss this one.