BVA drama students to stage 'Barefoot in the Park'
Belle Vernon Area High School's Drama Department will stage “Barefoot in the Park” as its annual fall production.
The show will be performed in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults, and may be purchased at the door.
“Barefoot in the Park,” is a Neil Simon romantic comedy.
The story involves newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter who have just completed a six-day honeymoon.
Corie (played by Mallory Truckenmiller) is romantic, impulsive, free-spirited, and enthusiastic, while her husband, Paul (played by Brian Brazon), is a proper, stiff, careful, and straight-laced lawyer.
Paul is more concerned with building his new legal career than he is with building their love nest.
These opposing personalities naturally lead to disagreements along with some quite funny encounters.
Paul begins to question Corie's judgment and Corie questions Paul's sense of romance and adventure.
When Corie's loopy mother, Ethel Banks (played by Ana Brandt) makes a visit, Corie comes up with the brilliant idea to play matchmaker by setting up a blind date with their eccentric and worldly neighbor, Mr. Victor Velasco (played by Matthew Mascara.)
Eventually, the idea of the blind date precipitates such a conflict between Corie and Paul that they agree to divorce.
In Act 2, Paul storms out, and Ethel and Velasco reveal they have found romance.
In the end, Paul returns, outrageously drunk, having walked barefoot in the park in the middle of winter to prove that he is not a “fuddy-duddy.”
The newlyweds are reconciled and promise to live happily ever after.
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