Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Neil Simon. The play opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre on October 23, 1963, and closed on June 25, 1967, after 1,530 performances. It was Neil Simon’s longest-running hit, and the tenth-longest running non-musical play in Broadway history.
Corie and Paul Bratter are a newlywed couple. For their first home, they live in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. Corrie is optimistic about their future together, while Paul, the more anxious and grounded half of the couple, worries about the various flaws in the apartment, such as a hole in the skylight, their leaky closet, and the lack of a bathtub. Shortly after moving in, Corrie attempts to set her mother up with their eccentric neighbor Mr. Velasco. During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs. Corrie wants Paul to become more easy-going: for example, to run “barefoot in the park”.
This play is Rated PG.
Author - Neil Simon
The opening production of the 97th season was a second-time revival of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.” The first production had been during the 1969-1970 season. A revival of the show was produced during 1987-1988 Season. It was just before the show opened that new air conditioners were installed. The older ones had been in service since the 70th Season.
The show was well-received from the audiences and praised for the quality of the actors. Times have changed and for this production, Players’ social media site offered several contests that were held to identify the actor by their bare feet and also to identify in what park the actor was located