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Coming Up Next: Barefoot In The Park

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will present seven performances of one of Neil Simon’s most famous comedies, “Barefoot In The Park.” This Tony Award winning play is still one of his most popular plays.

Corie (played by Danica Coffman) and Paul Bratter (Kevin Hauschild) are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit, always finding the fun in life. Their new apartment is too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of repairs. After a six-day honeymoon, Corie gets a surprise visit from her mother (Luann Pamatian) and decides to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Victor Velasco (Tony Lee). Paul doesn’t understand the free spirited Corie, and as Corie sees it, Paul is too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start. Larry Hampel as the overworked telephone repairman and Miguel Villarreal as the delivery man round out the cast.

Performances of “Barefoot In The Park” are at 7:30 pm at the Grange with opening night Friday, February 16. Other performances will be February 17, 23, 24 and March 2, 3 and 4. Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvill’s Book Store, on-line  at Brown Paper Tickets  and at the door.

This play is suitable for all ages.

For additional information, contact the Director, Doug Bechtel, at 360-317-5601.