Community Players Theatre presents Barefoot in the Park, a romantic comedy by Neil Simon. As the tenth-longest running non-musical play in Broadway history, this classic story follows Paul and Corie Bratter during that ever-so-delicate time every married couple remembers: after the honeymoon. Originally starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley, Simon’s longest-running hit opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre on October 23, 1963, and closed on June 25th, 1967, after 1,530 performances.
Barefoot in the Park opens at Community Players Theatre on Thursday, September 5 with a pay-what-you-can preview performance at 7:30 p.m. The show runs two weekends in September (September 6-8 & 13-15, 2019). Friday & Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.
Performances are held at Community Players Theatre at 201 Robinhood Lane in Bloomington.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors/Students/Active and Retired Military and $7 for
Children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at communityplayers.org, at the box
office, or by calling (309) 663-2121.
Barefoot in the Park
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word, fresh off their honeymoon, and settling into their first home together. Love is certainly in the air—five flights up, exactly (six, if you don’t count the front stoop)—in their tiny, top floor apartment of a brownstone in New York City. Corrie is cheery and optimistic about their future together, while Paul, a bit more calculated and grounded, worries about the many flaws in the apartment and how they might overcome the hole in the skylight, their leaky closet, and the lack of a bathtub.
Shortly after moving in, free-spirited Corrie attempts to set her unequivocally straight-laced mother up with their eccentric neighbor, Mr. Velasco—unintentionally instigating her first major fight with her new husband. During the course of several days, Corie and Paul learn to live together while facing the daily ups-and-downs of post-honeymoon life, coming to terms with their differences and discovering whether love can truly conquer all.
Barefoot in the Park at Community Players Theatre is directed by Opal Virtue and
produced by Chris Terven.
Paul Bratter: Dakota McDaniels
Corie Bratter: Kayla Blue
Ethel Banks: Judy Stroh
Victor Velasco: Rich Tinaglia
Harry Pepper: Jared Cantrell
Delivery Man: Jay Hartzler