Florida Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, to kick off 2020.
Barefoot in the Park plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre Jan. 10 to Jan. 29 with four previews Jan. 7 – 9.
“Florida Rep is so excited to stage another classic from the beloved playwright, Neil Simon,” said artistic director Greg Longenhagen, “Florida Rep has a long history of producing Simon’s work. Over the past 22 seasons, Florida Rep has continued to bring Neil Simon’s work to our audiences, including two productions of Rumors (2002 and 2011), Brighton Beach Memoirs, Fools and Biloxi Blues. We are thrilled to present the timeless and hilarious romantic comedy that is Barefoot in the Park!”
Florida Rep salutes one of America’s most beloved playwrights, the late Neil Simon, with this hilarious and touching romantic comedy. Simon’s multiple Tony-nominated play follows Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds in every sense of the word: He is a straight-laced attorney and she is a spontaneous free spirit always in search of the latest fad. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and a skylight that snows. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother. The pair decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their eccentric neighbor-in-the-attic – where everything that could go wrong, does.
Barefoot in the Park features ensemble members Brendan Powers and V Craig Heidenreich alongside Brian Hatch (former Florida Rep acting intern, last seen in An Unexpected Guest.) Making their Florida Rep debuts are Katrina Ferguson, Hannah McKechnie, and long-time Florida Rep volunteer Mike Filipowski.
Florida Rep ensemble member and artistic director Greg Longenhagen directs Barefoot in the Park after helming The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Barefoot in the Park features an expert creative team, including ensemble set designer Ray Recht (Native Gardens), costume designer Dina Perez (Sheer Madness), ensemble member lighting designer Todd Wren (Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway), sound designer Katie Lowe (An Inspector Calls) and ensemble stage manager Amy Massari (Always…Patsy Cline).
Tickets start at $55/$49 for regular performances and $35/$29 for previews. Tickets are available online at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488.
Subscriptions are also on sale now and offer the best seats at the most significant discount.
Performances are Tuesday – Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Again this season, Florida Rep’s parking lot will open 2 hours before each performance and offers guests free parking across the street from the Arcade Theatre.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay St. between Jackson & Hendry.