Monday & Tuesday, December 16th & 17th
from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Barefoot in the Park
By Neil Simon
Directed by Tom Libonate
Production Runs February 21 - March 15
Rehearsals begin January 6, 2014
Auditions will consist of reading from the script. Please download the sides above.
TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.
All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
No appointments are necessary.
In this classic, comedic romp, newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter are proof positive that opposites attract. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer; she’s a free spirit. But they quickly discover married life is no paradise, having to endure a new apartment that’s falling to pieces, surprise visits from Corie’s overly protective mother, and the antics of their eccentric neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Paul doesn’t understand Corie’s impulsiveness, while she wants him to be more spontaneous. Maybe running “barefoot in the park” would be a start? This Tony Award-winner went on to become iconic playwright Neil Simon’s first and longest running theatrical hit when it premiered 50 years ago.
CORIE BRATTER (20 – 35)
A carefree young newlywed. A free spirit, bubbling with energy who easily throws caution into the wind.
PAUL BRATTER (20 – 35)
Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone. The ying to Corie’s yang.
ETHEL BANKS (45 – 65)
Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter. Conservative, but not too stuffy.
VICTOR VELASCO (45 – 65)
The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who has a zest for life despite his age. Basically a good guy, but enjoys coming off as a “Don Juan” type.
THE TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN (35 – 60)
A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life. Must have great comic delivery and timing.
THE DELIVERY MAN (60 – 80)
An older man who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters. Great comic presence a must.