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BAREFOOT IN THE PARK  BY NEIL SIMON

Barefoot in the Park is one of the most beloved comedies of Neil Simon. Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are over the moon to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan. It may be small and a six-flight climb, the heating may be busted and snow may be falling through the skylight, but nothing can quash their newlywed bliss. Paul is a straight-laced lawyer and Corie a romantic free-spirit; nevertheless, opposites attract and the two are wild about each other. Corie decides to set her conservative widowed mother up with their eccentric, bohemian neighbor. A wild night ensues, one that highlights just how different Corie and Paul are. The young couple must learn how to accept and embrace their differences as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park.

Auditions Dates:                 

Sunday, January 29 6:00 p.m.  

Monday, January 30 6:00

Performance Dates:          

March 16-18 & March 23-25  7:00 p.m. 

March 19 & 26  2:00 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the theatre at 215 S Delaware Ave. Mason City, IA. Please be prepared to read scenes from the script. No monologues need to be prepared ahead of time. And please bring along your schedule so we can mark any potential rehearsal conflicts.

AUDITIONS!!!!
CALLING ALL ACTORS!

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK  BY NEIL SIMON

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

CORIE BRATTER: Age Range 20-30.
A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul. She may be flighty, or over-enthusiastic, but not a fool.

PAUL BRATTER:  Age range 25-35.
Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit. Unlike Corie, he likes to stay in his comfort zone. Conventional. Wants to be a good husband by being a good provider. Very much in love with Corie. Sometimes matter of fact, but never cold.

ETHEL BANKS: Age Range 40-65.
Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter. Now that Corie is out of the nest, Ethel lives alone and struggles to find her role. She is very sharp, with a good, dry wit of her own.

Mr. VICTOR VELASCO: Age Range 40-60.
The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment. Fancies himself a lady’s man, and can be very charming. 

TELEPHONE INSTALLER:  Age Range 30-60.
A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.

DELIVERY PERSON: Age range 55 and up

An older person who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters - and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment. Character role, very funny bit. 

SEE YOU THERE!

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