Barefoot in the Park
by Fayette County Community Theatre

Dec. 17 - Dec. 18

In the 1960's and 1970's, Neil Simon was THE hitmaker of Broadway as well as being critically acclaimed for much of his work. Barefoot in the Park is a nostalgic reminder of life in this period when the worst thing that couples could argue about is a broken skylight and all conflicts could be resolved by making a fool of oneself. A gentle, life enhancing comedy which will hopefully enchant the Fayette County audience. Lots of good 1960's music too!

Corie and Paul are newlyweds, fresh from their honeymoon. Corie is still enthralled by her the romance and excitement of their wedding and honeymoon and she wants this passionate life to continue at full speed. Paul, however, feels it is time to focus on his burgeoning career as an up-and-coming lawyer. When they don't see eye-to-eye about their apartment, their neighbours, and their attitude to romance, the new marriage experiences its first patch of rough weather.

The entire play takes place on the fifth floor of an New York apartment building, one without an elevator. Walking up the stairs completely exhausts the characters, granting hilarious, out-of-breath entrances for telephone repairmen, delivery men, and mother-in-laws alike.

Directed by Melissa Weltner 




We will be holding auditions for this production at 
The Historic Casino Hall
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 @ 3:00
Monday, Dec 18, 2017 @ 5:30

Production dates
Feb 9-11, 2018
Fundraiser Valentine's Day Dinner and Show Feb 10! 

We look forward to seeing you at the auditions.



Characters:


Corrie Bratter- the newly wed wife (playing age 20's). Corrie embraces life as a series of exciting adventures. She is passionate, funny and optimistic. For the most part, she is the complete opposite of her husband.

Paul Bratter - the newly wed husband (playing age 20's). Straightlaced and conservative trainee lawyer. He finds it difficult to cope with Corrie's spontaneity - until he learns to compromise and walks "barefoot in the park".

Victor Velasco - the eccentric neighbour (playing age 50's)- a larger than life character who enchants Corrie with his zest for life and worries Paul. Just great fun to play!

Mrs Banks - Corrie's mother (playing age 50's). A widow living in New Jersey and worried about everything, including her health. She learns to embrace life with the help of Victor Velasco.

Telephone man - small part (but quite funny) - (playing age - flexible)

Delivery man - very small part (playing age - flexible)

Auditions are held over two days- Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 and Monday, December 18th at 5:30. Actors may attend one or both dates. 

It is encouraged (but not required) that everyone auditioning prepares a 45 to 60 second monologue and then stays for cold readings. Monologues can be comedic or dramatic depending on interested role and the experience of the actor. Please bring your calendar so you can list any and all conflicts during the rehearsal period.

Also looking for all crew members! Please attend auditions if you are interested in helping in any way! 

Rehearsals begin week of January 1, 2018