Barefoot In The Park
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Doreen Lundberg
February 25th - March 12th, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm
BEYOND THE PAGES OF THE SCRIPT
Join us on February 21st at 7pm in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium for a FREE preview of the show and a special presentation by Lisa Marie of Events by Lisa Marie titled Beginning Your Planning and Staying Excited Until the End: A Brief Overview of How to Get Started & Not Burn Out Planning Your Wedding
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…
NOMINEE - 1964 Tony Award for Best Play
May not be suitable for all audiences.
CAST LIST - (Click to Learn More About the Cast/Crew)
CORIE BRATTER - Amanda Clark
PAUL BRATTER - Conner Brown
MRS. BANKS - Susan Giberson
VICTOR VELASCO - Jeff Giberson
TELEPHONE MAN - Dwayne Thurnau
DELIVERY MAN - Mark Milner
"the playwright offers a lot more than that surface reality. "The things that are going on in the heads of Corey and Paul, those are issues we all talk about. Everyone can relate to that," she said. And the mid-sixties trappings affect some of the dialogue, she said, but not the emotional underpinnings. "A couple having an argument; him saying something like, 'having a bathtub is important to you? Why didn't I know that?' Every couple has those conversations," Clark said. "And at the end of the day: Love triumphs."
Courtship, Comedy Style
Beaverton Valley Times
February 25th, 2017
"It is Susan Giberson (as Mrs. Banks) who sets the bar highest in this production, while calmly stealing every scene in which she appears. She manages to capture the character’s contradictions – superficially fragile, cast by her daughter as the archetypal meddling mom, yet resilient, loving, wise, and the ultimate good sport. Her timing is spectacular, and the performance is alternatively nuanced and broad."
Barefoot In Beaverton
Westside Theatre Reviews
March 2nd, 2017
Clark I have reviewed before and credited her with just about stealing the show. She is equally good here and definitely has a knack for comedy...Brown is good as the stuffy hubby and is a fitting foil for Clark. Both the Giberson’s are perfect in their character roles and their talent and experience for stage work shows in their performances. They also worked very well together as director and actor in one of the best shows of the Season, in BCT’s, “Around the World in 80 Days.” And Thurnau and Milner round out the cast in their brief but effective roles. Lundberg has done well with her great eye for casting and then directing this talented ensemble.has done well with her great eye for casting and then directing this talented ensemble."
Letting the Hair Down
Theatre Reviews by Dennis Sparks
March 7th, 2017