Barefoot in the Park

Play

Writers: Neil Simon

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
1963
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Corie and Paul Bratter’s new Manhattan apartment., February 1960s.
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

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.

Lead Characters