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Barefoot in the Park 2010 Last Modified: Sunday, September 19, 2010
Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon
Directed by Cate Thornton

Performance Dates:
July 2010


From Samuel French:

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for a new kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find- too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants to go running "barefoot in the park".

"A bubbling, ribtickling comedy."-The New York Times

"Critic weeps joyfully....I don't think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening." -New York Daily News

Published by Samuel French.

This play is dedicated to the loving memory of my dad, Bob Thornton, who helped build the set for Barefoot in the Park in 1969 at the Fine Arts Community Theater on Whittington Ave. At the age of 14, I tagged along to watch and thus began my career in theater. His memory and skillful spirit has guided me through my directorship of this production in many ways.
Cate Thornton, Director

Director Cate Thornton

Director's Muse Bob Thornton
Cast of characters in order of appearance
Role Actor
Corie Bratter: Marcie Bealer
Telephone Man: Jerry Longinotti
Delivery Man: George Wilson
Paul Bratter: Cameron Jones
Corie's Mother, Mrs. Banks: Mary Lou Moran
Victor Velasco: Tom Cooper
Drunk Man: Seth Wiley
Our Crew
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Cate Thornton
Assistant Director: Marilyn Linde
Stage Manager: Rebecca Manion
Assistant Stage Manager: Kari Bars
Diane Darcus
Katie Garner
Set Design: Cate Thornton
Set Construction: Mark Britton
Walter Dodson
Tom Cooper
Sound & Light Techs: Walter Dodson
Andrea Tucker
Set Decorator & Prop Mgrs: April Turpin
December Ensminger
Hairdresser & Makeup: Wendy Harris
Andrea Tucker
Curtain Tech: Thomas Griffin
Set Assistant & Intern: Brigitte Bridoux
Publicity: Marilyn Linde
Jackie Stuelke
Gene Forsyth
Programs: Neil Richardson
Concessions: Mark Britton

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Linda Rickel
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Photography: Renee Burns
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Walter Dodson
Marcie Bealer as Corie Bratter Jerry Longinotti as Telephone Man George Wilson as Delivery Man Cameron Jones as Paul Brater Mary Lou Moran as Corie's Mother, Mrs. Banks
Tom Cooper as Victor Velasco Seth Wiley as Drunk Man OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Theatre 7
Bob Copping
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Sentinel-Record
Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine
KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
Youngs Trading Post
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Arkansas Matters .com
AETN, Arkansas Educational Television Network
KUAR 89.1 FM Little Rock Public Radio
KLRE Classical 90.5 FM Little Rock Public Radio
Ouachita Life Magazine
Arkansas Times

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!