Photo Flash: Kerry Bishé and Chris Lowell Star in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Old Globe
The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues as Barefoot in the Park opens tomorrow night, Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.! Director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his "bubbling, rib-tickling comedy" (The New York Times).Barefoot in the Park will play July 28 - September 2, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run July 28 - August 1.
Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York walk-up. Throw in a loopy meddling mother, an eccentric Bohemian upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you've got the perfect recipe for laughter.
The cast includes Kerry Bishé as Corie Bratter ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Narcos," "Billions," Argo, Pygmalion on Broadway, My Name Is Rachel CorrieOff Broadway), Jere Burns as Victor Velasco (Broadway's After the Night and the Music and Hairspray, "Angie Tribeca," "I'm Dying Up Here,"Incredibles 2), Mia Dillon as Mrs. Ethel Banks (original Broadway cast of Crimes of the Heart, Our Town with Paul Newman, The Miser, Hay Fever, The Cherry Orchard at La Jolla Playhouse), and Chris Lowell as Paul Bratter ("GLOW," "Private Practice," "Veronica Mars," The Help, Off Broadway'sJacuzzi); with John Garcia as Deliveryman (the Globe's Anna Christie) and Jake Millgard as Telephone Repairman (the Globe's Benny & Joon, Guys and Dolls, more).
The creative team includes Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design), Lindsay Jones(Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Libby Unsworth (Production Stage Manager).
"Summertime at the Globe means laughter and fun, and no one delivers both better than Neil Simon," said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "Barefoot in the Park is a sweet, funny play about how delightful it is to figure out how to build a life that balances life, work, and love. In Corie and Paul, the young newlywed couple at the center of the story, the play reflects to all of us our best selves and reminds us that sometimes we all need to kick off our shoes and dance in the grass. Neil Simon is a towering figure in the American theatre, and we are thrilled to continue the Globe's decades-long relationship with him. It's also a treat to have the great comic director Jessica Stone back in San Diego. She and her crack team have put together a summer ice cream cone of a show, and I can't wait to share it with our audience."
Photo Credit; Jim Cox.