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The Concord Players

Barefoot in the Park Auditions

Concord Players announces auditions for Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, directed by Lisa Astbury.

Auditions are Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 from 7-10 pm at 51 Walden Street, Concord MA.

Callbacks will be scheduled for Sunday November 17 between 7-10 pm.

Production Dates are February 7, 8, 14, 15, 16 ( matinee), 21, and 22, 2020.

Rehearsals will occur at the theater Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7 pm.

www.concordplayers.org for more info and directions.

SYNOPSIS

 

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a straitlaced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life's challenges. Adjusting to married life isn't so easy!

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Corie Bratter (female, Mid 20's to early 30's, youthful in appearance): 

A free-thinking young woman who has just married Paul Bratter. Her main objective is having new adventures, and she isn't very practical.
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, but Corie eventually learns to appreciate dependability and quiet strength.

Paul Bratter (Mid 20's to early 30's youthful in appearance):

Is a young, handsome, new and upcoming lawyer who has Married his opposite personality, Corie. Paul relies on practicality and walks on the straight and narrow path of life. He does not like their uncomfortable, small apartment in a bohemian section of New York City and would prefer a more staid lifestyle than his wife.

Ethel Banks (Female, 50's to 60's) :

Corie's widowed mother. Refined and elegant, yet living a placid life in New Jersey, Ethel's focus has been on her daughter and now is an empty nester. She dotes on Corie yet does not relate to Corie's eccentric personality. A great role both in comedic timing and physical humor.

Victor Velasco (Male, 50's to 60's):

Corie and Paul's eccentric, womanizing neighbor who is a gourmet cook and who shares Corie's sense of fun and adventure. A middle-aged man, he lives in the attic above Corie and Paul's small apartment. 

Telephone repairman (Male, 30's to 50's) :

He goes up, huffing and puffing, to Corie and Paul's new apartment in an attempt to fix the phone, and he witnesses their marital discord and even offers some funny yet sincere words of wisdom.

Delivery Man (Male, 40's to 60's) :


Non-verbal role, other than gasping for breath after climbing 5 flights, this character may have a brief scene yet is physically hilarious.

*All characters display physical humor and comedic timing. Being able to keep the pace of humor is vital for this show.
 

We will have actors perform scenes from the play chosen by the director.  Be prepared to have fun!

Please click on the link, fill out the Audition Form, and bring with you.

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Thanks!

Location: Concord Players
51 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

Created by:   Jay Newlon
 
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