Special Auditions for Barefoot in the Park Press Release

The Community Players of Concord NH are pleased to announce special auditions for their October 2021 production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park.

This show was originally scheduled for May 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.  Four of the six original cast members are returning to the show, but we are seeking actors for the two lead roles:

Corie Bratter — 20’s to early 30’s — emotional, optimistic, full of positive energy.  Embracing the future, anxious to take on the world and its adventures.

Paul Bratter — 20’s to early 30’s — straight-laced, conflicted attorney, wants to make a good impression at work.  Hopelessly in love with Corie; loves that she is so different from him.  Always tries to do the right thing.  Not adventurous.

Set in the 1960’s, Barefoot in the Park introduces newlyweds Corie and Paul as they behold their first home – a tiny 5th floor walk-up in a crumbling Manhattan brownstone.  Corie, a free-spirited optimist, is excited by its possibilities.  Paul, an uptight young lawyer, sees only its flaws – like the hole in the skylight and the leaky closet.  When Corie’s straight-laced mother makes an unannounced visit, Corie arranges a blind date for her with their quirky, bohemian neighbor.  Chaos and comedy ensue because, while opposites may attract, adjustments are often needed to keep them together!

Auditions will be held August 10th and 11th at 7:00 pm at the Players Studio, 435 Josiah Bartlett Road in Concord.  No special preparations are required.  Sides from the script will be available.

Rehearsals will be held Monday thru Thursday evenings starting September 2nd.  (Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will be a factor in casting.)  The production dates are October 15th and 16th at 7:30 pm, and October 17th at 2:00 pm, at the Concord City Auditorium.

Please note that all actors in this show must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have questions, please contact director John Conlon at (603) 224-4285 or nhjohnc@comcast.net.

To find out more about the Community Players of Concord, NH, and how to become involved, visit www.communityplayersofconcord.org.  To subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, visit http://eepurl.com/c8imqT.

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