Barefoot in the Park

January 11-13 & 18-20, 2019

Auditions will be Saturday, December 1st.  To sign up for a slot, click here!

Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy!

Auditions for Barefoot in the Park will take place on December 1, 2018 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. There will be two audition time slots a morning session at 9am and an afternoon session at 1pm, please sign up for one of the sessions by using the sign up genius link that will be posted in the near future. Callbacks will be held the same day at 4pm. Show dates are January 11-13 & 18-20 2019, rehearsals will start December 3rd and will be Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9:00.

A copy of the script is available for anyone who is interested, for this or any questions regarding auditions, please email

Director: John Sivak
Assistant Director: Amy Strohman
Producers: Liz Brown Reeves and Judy McEvoy

Character Descriptions:

A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul.

Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone.

Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter, even a strange escapade around New York City.

The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment.

A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.

An older man who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters—and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment.