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Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Neil Simon
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 108
Pub. Date: 2010
ISBN-10: 0573605858
ISBN-13: 9780573605857
Cast Size: 2 women, 4 men

About the Play:

Barefoot in the Park is a full-length comedy by Neil Simon. A free-spirited bride and her buttoned-down groom settle down to some rocky happily-ever-aftering in a Greenwich Village walk-up, occasionally invaded by the bride's easily winded mother and the quirky bohemian who lives in the attic. She just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...Will she learn to be more pragmatic and sensible? Or will he change his ways and be more spontaneous and carefree?

Barefoot in the Park is a comic look at marriage, through two newlyweds. After a six day honeymoon a spanking new lawyer, who has just won his first case 6 cents in damages, and his young bride, who is as pretty and addled as they come, move into the new, high rent apartment that she has chosen for them. But the difficulty is, in order to enjoy the charming character of this apartment, one has to climb six wheezing flights. And the apartment is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job came out all wrong, the skylight leaks snow, there isn't room for a double bed, and an outlandish gourmet who lives in a loft on the roof uses it and the window ledge as the only access to his padlocked premises. The situation is enough to break the heart and burst the lungs of any stylish young lawyer; and indeed it does, on the night he flatly refuses to join his wife in a barefoot walk through the snow in the park. She kicks him out, but he comes back not for reconciliation, but because he figures that since he's paying the rent she should be the one to go.

Barefoot in the Park premiered in 1963 at Biltmore Theatre highlighted by one of those legendary pre-movie star Robert Redford performances. This comedy classic ran for close to four years on Broadway, became Neil Simon's longest-running hit, and the 10th longest running non-musical in Broadway history. The play has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops and is regularly performed in high school, college, and community theatre productions.

Cast: 2 women, 4 men

What people say:

"The merriest evening Broadway has enjoyed in years." — New York World Telegram & Sun

"A bubbling, ribtickling comedy." — New York Times

"Critic weeps joyfully…. I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening." — New York Daily News

About the Playwright:

Neil Simon (1927-2018) was America's most prolific playwright. He had dozens of plays and nearly as many major motion pictures produced. He was showered with more Academy and Tony nominations than any other writer, and is the only playwright to have four Broadway productions running simultaneously. His plays have been produced in dozens of languages, and have been blockbuster hits from Beijing to Moscow. His true success, however, is in his unique way of exposing something real in the American spirit.

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