Barefoot in the Park Auditions Announced

Director: Matt McNabb

Auditions: Sunday, February 24, 6:30p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25, 7:00p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Callbacks: Saturday, March 2, 10:00a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Performance Dates: May 31-June 15, 2013 10 total performances

Character Breakdown: CORIE BRATTER: A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul. Full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving. 18-35.

PAUL BRATTER: Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone. Conservative in dress and outlook. Levelheaded and practical. 20-35.

MS. ETHEL BANKS: Corie’s cautious mother. She has adopted a narrow image of herself as someone with a sensitive stomach, a bad back, and no need for romance. It takes a wild evening out with Victor in NYC for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self. 40-60.

MR. VICTOR VELASCO: The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment. Flamboyant and without shame. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt.  40-60.

TELEPHONE MAN: A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones. Witnesses an unfortunate incident between Corie and Paul. 30-60.

DELIVERY MAN: A kind man who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters—and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment. 30-60.

Audition Information: Auditioners should prepare a comedic monologue of their choosing.

Synopsis: In Neil Simon’s timeless “laugh out loud” comedy, Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds who are realizing the honeymoon is over. He’s a serious young lawyer and she’s a free-spirited bride. Their tiny “top-of-the-building-with-no-elevator” Manhattan apartment is perfect to keep a meddlesome mother-in-law away. But with bad plumbing, a closet for a bedroom, a leak in the skylight, and an unexpected rooftop neighbor…well, anything that can go wrong invariably does.

Barefoot in the Park proves the theory that opposites really do attract in one of Broadway’s most enduring and successful romantic comedies!

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