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CAST OF CHARACTERS

 

 

Corie Bratter - STAGE AGE EARLY-MID 20'S

Corie Bratter, a newlywed, married only six days at the

beginning of the play. She is young, pretty, and full of

 

enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she

 

considers herself a doer, not a watcher. Her impetuosity

 

is not shared, at first, by her mother or husband, and

 

they are aghast when she cheers the crazy antics of

 

Victor, a neighbor. Corie eventually learns to appreciate

 

dependability and quiet strength.

 

 

Paul Bratter - STAGE AGE MIDDLE-LATE 20'S

Paul Bratter, Corie’s husband is an attorney in his first

job. Both his dress and his outlook are very conservative.

 

Extremely proper and dignified, he always knows the right

 

thing to say. He is levelheaded and practical, and he

 

keeps his emotions in check, perhaps too much so. After

 

Corie accuses him of lacking playfulness, he shows her

 

that he, too, is capable of walking barefoot in the park.

 

 

Ethel Banks - STAGE AGE LATE 40'S-EARLY 50'S

Ethel Banks, Corie’s mother. Although she is still pretty,

she has fallen out of step with the fashions. She lives

 

alone in West Orange, New Jersey. Consciously or

 

unconsciously, 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

 

for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self.

 

 

Victor Velasco -STAGE AGE LATE 40'S-EARLY 50'S

Victor Velasco, the Bratters’ upstairs neighbor. He is a

colorful character. Although capable of looking positively

 

natty in a double-breasted pinstriped suit, he also wears

 

Japanese kimonos and berets. He is vain, flamboyant, and

 

without shame when it comes to letting someone else pick

 

up a tab. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt. He is

 

also a gourmet cook; Paul refers to him as the “Hungarian

 

Duncan Hines.” There are signs that Victor is beginning to

 

slow down. After an exhilarating evening of his own

 

creation, he suffers a broken toe and an upset stomach.

 

 

Harry Pepper - STAGE AGE 40'S UP

Harry Pepper, a telephone repairman. He witnesses, to his

mortification, a fight between Corie and Paul.

 

 

The Delivery Man - STAGE AGE 40'S UP

 

A non-speaking role used to convey the distance between

 

the street and the Bratter apartment.....five floors up -

 

if you don't count the stoop.

 

 

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Barefoot in the Park is the story of Corie and Paul

Bratter, newlyweds living in New York City. Corie is an

 

impulsive, independent free spirit. Paul is a

 

levelheaded, conservative young lawyer. As the

 

honeymoon ends and reality sets in, the bliss of

 

marriage turns to comical discord. Corie’s mother

 

arrives as an unexpected guest, at loose ends and a

 

bit loopy. Their situation is further complicated by

 

their eccentric, bohemian neighbor, “The Bluebeard of

 

48th Street.”

 

In the midst of all the craziness and quarreling and

misunderstanding, the young couple learns to live

 

together, and meet each other halfway.

 

 

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This Neil Simon hit opened on Broadway on October

 

23, 1963, and ran for 1530 performances. The original

 

cast included Elizabeth Ashley, Robert Redford, Mildred

 

Natwick, and Kurt Kasner.

 

It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won Best

 

Director for Mike Nichols.

 

A film version starring Redford and Jane Fonda was

 

released in 1967.

 

To read more about the play, click HERE.