Barefoot: Neil Simon romcom to round out arts season

Published 1:10 am Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Covington Arts Council will present the Montana Repertory Theatre production of Barefoot in the Park on Mon., March 6.

Neil Simon wrote the romantic comedy, which opened on Broadway on Oct. 23, 1963, and ran for 1,530 performances. It was Simon’s longest-running hit, and the 10th longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history.

barefoot-ad-for-ned-01Barefoot follows the lives of newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter as they adjust to married life in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment. Paul is a buttoned-down, straight-arrow lawyer who’s wound a little too tight, while Corie is an effervescent free spirit who won’t let anything disturb her romantic bliss.

In both the original play and the film adaptation, Robert Redford was cast in the lead. The play featured Elizabeth Ashley opposite him; the film featured Jane Fonda.

Barefoot in the Park marked Allen’s first screenplay

Montana Rep is celebrating its 50th year with its fifth play by Neil Simon, America’s master of comedy.

The play explores love, relationship, marriage, and family––the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion.

Show time is 7 p.m. in the Dixon Center for the Performing Arts at LBW. Tickets are $15, and are available at Harold’s, and at the door.

Advance tickets are $15 each and $10 for students. At the door, tickets will be $18 each and $10 for students.