Hanover Little Theatre to Present BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Begin. 9/12

Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, will open its 66th season with a Neil Simon classic, "Barefoot in the Park," that will bring a slice of New York in the early 1960s to central Pennsylvania. Performance dates are Sept. 12-13 and 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Opening night will feature a post-show reception to give patrons a chance to meet the cast.

Tickets are $12 with a $1 discount available for students and seniors. Group discounts are also available. Tickets are available at hanoverlittletheatre.com or by calling 717-637-5297.

Originally produced in 1963 with a cast that included Robert Redford, the play examines the rocky and often funny early days for a young couple's new life in the big city. Corie and Paul Bratter must adjust to their "charming" a fifth-floor walkup with an eccentric neighbor and unannounced visits from Corie's mother as well as each other.

Conventional Paul gets frustrated with Corie, who yearns for her husband to relax and consider running "barefoot in the park." The young couple learn about the ups and downs of married life in the afterglow of their honeymoon.

Robert Brown directs a talented cast largely made up of HLT veterans. Jeremy Slagle, last seen at the theatre as Sky masterson in "Guys and Dolls," plays Paul opposite Anna Heckert as Corie. Heckert has appeared in several recent HLT plays since playing Sarah Brown alongside Slagle in "Guys and Dolls."

Beau Bowden returns to the HLT stage as eccentric neighbor Victor Velasco, and Heidi Hormel appears as Mrs. Banks, Corie's mother. Raymond Schneider makes his HLT debut as the telephone repairman.

HLT is Hanover's only all-volunteer community theatre with a mission to creatively enrich, educate, and entertain our community through volunteer involvement of all ages.

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