Full Length Play
Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play - The top floor of a brownstone on East 48th Street, New York City.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Monologues, Scene work
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
Nominated! 1964 Tony Award for Best Play
Paul and Corie Bratter 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 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...
"A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy." - The New York Times
"Critic weeps joyfully...I don't think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening." - New York Daily News
Barefoot in the Park was first presented on Broadway by Saint Subber at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City on October 23, 1963. It was directed by Mike Nichols.