VHS Theatre to present “Barefoot in the Park”


The Vernon High School Theatre Department will present the hit Broadway comedy, Barefoot in the Park, written by Neil Simon, on Thursday & Friday, November 10 & 11, at 7pm nightly.

Directed by Kevin Russell the cast of 6 includes Crystal Dubose as Corrie Bratter, Andy Smith as the Telephone Repair Man, Devin Ortez as the Delivery Man, Clayton Taylor as Paul Bratter, Amber White as Corie’s Mother, Mrs. Ethel Banks, and  Tristan Costales as Victor Velasco.

The crew consist of Olivia Cotton as Stage Manager & Props Mistress, Selena Murray as Publicity Manager, Lana Bush as House Manager, Hanna Collier as Production Photographer, Megan Mcdonnell as Lighting Operator, Alexys Holley as Sound Operator, and Chloe Taylor, Mikayla Cotton, Marissa White, and Caitlyn Smith as the Backstage Crew.

Written by Neil Simon, Barefoot In the Park tells the story of Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find. It is too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, like running “barefoot in the park”.

Barefoot In the Park will take the stage Thursday, November 10, 2016, and Friday, November 11, 2016, at 7pm. General admission tickets will be available at the door each night. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for students. Vernon High School is located at 3232 Moss Hill Road.  For further information, you may contact Director Kevin Russell at vhstheatre@gmail.com, or call 850-535-2046.

Barefoot In the Park is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance material are supplied by Samuel French, Inc.