Bucks County Playhouse Announces Thursday Talkback Series

August 15
10:32 AM 2012

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Thursday Talkback Series

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) Producing Director Jed Bernstein has announced he will be leading a special Thursday matinee talkback series featuring a selection of cast members, to follow 4:00 p.m. performances of Barefoot in the Park on Thursdays, August 16th , August 23rd and August 30th. Ticket holders are invited to stay after the show to get behind the scenes scoop on the production and the re-opening The Playhouse, plus the latest news on upcoming fall events. For tickets and information visit bcptheater.org.

In addition, to celebrate Barefoot in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse will be partnering with Cornerstone Fitness to present a special free “Yoga in the Park” class in front of The Playhouse on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Bob Lonsdale, Cornerstone Yoga Director. Participants will meet members of the cast and have a chance to win tickets to Barefoot in the Park!

For more information on this event please call 215-862-2200 or visit www.cornerstoneclubs.com. Please bring your own mat. No sign up required!

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon is currently in performances and has been extended through Sunday, September 2nd (70 South Main Street).

First seen on the BCP stage nearly 50 years ago prior to its original 1963 Broadway run, this iconic and beloved play about the trials and tribulations of two newlyweds on the top floor of a New York brownstone has been leaving audiences breathless with laughter for generations. Directed by Tony® Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (2010’s Tony® Award-nominated new play, Next Fall) this timeless comedy provides a breath of fresh air for the dog days of summer.

The cast of Barefoot in the Park features veteran performers Jonathan Hadary (Spamalot, Gypsy), Candy Buckley (Cabaret), Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart), and Robert John Biedermann (Wizard of Oz), who are joined by the recipient of Julliard’s 2011 John Houseman Prize, Virginia Veale.

Tickets are on sale now! Regular single ticket prices range from $29 to $54, subscription prices range from $55 to $153, and groups of 10 or more range from $21 to $41. Playhouse Productions Members will receive discounts on both subscriptions and single tickets along with other benefits. For full details, and to purchase tickets, please visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121.

Barefoot in the Park will play the following schedule: Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Barefoot in the Park is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and is graciously sponsored in part by Stoller Family Partners.

Bucks County Playhouse recently announced its much anticipated 2012 holiday production, the third show of this inaugural season. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. For more information visit bcptheater.org.

Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939.

 

 

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