Arts Report: Barefoot in the Park
Barefoot in the Park
July 22-24 & 29-31
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, Staab Funeral Home, and WMAY, in association with Gordon Productions, are pleased to present the classic Neil Simon play Barefoot in the Park. This romantic comedy will be presented in Theatre III at the Hoogland Center for the Arts July 22-24 and 29-31. Tickets are $16 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please visit www.hcfta.org or call the HCFTA Ticket Office at 217-523-ARTS.
The cast includes: Jenn Wellhausen as Corey, Matthew T. Dearing as Paul, Laurie McCoy as Mother, Harvey Mack as Victor, and Mike Coulter as the Delivery Man. The show will be directed by Rich McCoy (who will also double as the Telephone Repair Man) and produced by Gus Gordon.
Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Neil Simon.The story follows Paul and Corie Bratter who are 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 Victor 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.