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Barefoot in the Park


  • Melville Theatre 393A Canning Highway Palmyra, WA, 6157 Australia (map)
John P. Gray, left, and Georgina Hamer play newlyweds learning to live together in the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park.

John P. Gray, left, and Georgina Hamer play newlyweds learning to live together in the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park.

A classic romantic comedy about two newlyweds learning to live together, despite being polar opposites, comes to Melville Theatre this September.

Written by Neil Simon and directed by Trevor Dhu, Barefoot in the Park follows Paul, an aspiring but conservative lawyer, and his wife Corie, a loving, free-spirited enthusiast for life.

They move from the giddy joy of a honeymoon at New York’s Plaza Hotel into the crazy reality of married life in a tiny fifth-floor Manhattan apartment with no heating system or lift.

Corie wants Paul to become more easy-going, such as being willing to run “barefoot in the park”.

Winner of a Tony Award for best comedy, Simon also adapted his script into a 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

The playwright is also famous for The Odd Couple, Lost in Yonkers, Sweet Charity, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Biloxi Blues, among many others.

 

THE DETAILS

Barefoot in the Park plays at 8pm September 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 with a 2pm matinee September 11. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book via phone or at online through the Melville Theatre Company website
  

FURTHER INFORMATION

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