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Barefoot in the Park: Warroad Summer Theatre’s First Summer Production


Ah, to be young and in love; just starting out with all the joys of being newly married. At least, that is what Corie and Paul Bratter thought. Madly in love and ready for anything, the two marry and plan to live happily ever after. After six days, the honeymoon is over and real life is about to come snowing down on them. Is there any hope for this romance to endure all the trials of those first days of finding out that your perfect love is anything but?
Fun loving Corie believes she is prepared for all the excitement of marriage to up and coming attorney Paul. Her free spirited ways have created quite the intrepid side. Her newest acquisition, a New York brownstone apartment that is anything but homey is a prime example. Straight laced Paul appears more focused on his career than the crazy adventures his new bride is longing for and finds their new home more of a work out to get to than a joy to live in. Try as he might, he cannot see the vision his new bride had when she chose the place. There is a chill in the air that has little to do with his temperament as Paul surveys his new home. Throw in Corie’s mother, a lonely and outlandish widow, and a lecherous neighbor who is looking for someone to lavish his attention on and you have a recipe for hilarity.
Warroad Summer Theatre brings Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park to life as the kickoff to the summer 2019 season. Performance dates are June 13th to the 16th and 19th to the 22nd. Director Shelley Grove and her assistant director Verna McVay, who have teamed up in the past to bring you Love, Sex, & the IRS and Always a Bridesmaid have come together to bring you deliciously funny tribute to an amazing playwright. Barefoot in the Park is his longest running play, and it is our pleasure to share the fun with this community.
Grove and McVay have put together a cast that is sure to delight all who attend. Newer names and favorites from seasons past will bring you a performance that’s as hilarious as it is unforgettable. Look for faces you may recognize from Seussical, Always a Bridesmaid, Mary Poppins and Cotton Patch Gospel to delight and entertain you. This talented crew is sure to have you laughing from beginning to end.
There will be cameo appearances by VIPs from our area. The roles may be small, but they are sure to add a dash of humor to an already uproarious production. The cameo appearances will present in the following order: June 13th Paul Marvin, June 14th Steve Hagen, June 15th Jack Swanson, June 16th John Michael, June 19th Loralee Marvin, June 20th John Larson, June 21st Bucko Thompson and June 22nd Dan Fabian.
Tickets are available online at www.warroadsummertheatre.com or by calling 218-469-1152. Please note that this is a new box office number. So click or call and join us for Barefoot in the Park.

Last modified: 04/25/2019

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