Neil Simon’s Broadway hit comedy Barefoot in the Park closes the Lean Ensemble Theater season with a light-hearted look at a newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter, who are just returning from their honeymoon. Their bliss is punctured by reality in the dumpy Greenwich Village apartment they now share. To make matters worse, it’s February.
While Paul, a buttoned-up lawyer, tallies up the problems, free-spirited Corie gushes about the possibilities. She is interrupted by the surprise arrival of her widowed mother. When Corie schemes to set the prim older woman up with the Albanian “artiste” who lives in the attic, comic complications ensue.
Directed by Lean’s Blake White, this high-energy romp features Thomas Azar, Sheila Kadra, and Jennifer Webb along with ensemble members Jim Stark and Mimi Wyche.
Talkbacks follow each performance.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and May 2-4; 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5. HHPS Main Street Theater, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. Tickets: $40. $15 Students/Active Military. Group Rates Available. For more information call 843-715-6676 or go to leanensemble.org.