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June 7-10, 14-16, 2012
Director Christina Kirk
Scenic Design Brad Steinmetz
Costume Design Rebecca White
Lighting Design Elliot France
Sound Design PJ Peters
Stage Manager Emily Ann Mellon
What happens when two very different people fall in love? Paul likes to wear his gloves in the winter and Corie wants to walk barefoot in the park. Mix in the crazy neighbors upstairs, Victor Velasco, who "wears Japanese kimonos and sleeps on rugs" and Corie's mother who "wears a hairnet and sleeps on a board" and expect some complications. Set in 1963, Barefoot in the Park captures the tension between the freedom of the burgeoning 60's and the conventions of the waning 50's. Corie and Victor are pre-hippies, attuned to their libidos and their desire for freedom and adventure. Paul and Corie's mother are desperately hanging on to the conventions and structure of the 50's, a time when everyone felt safe and secure with their places in the social structure. They say opposites attract; but not without some sparks along the way...
Acting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History
Love Story, Theatre, College Theatre, 1950's, 1960's, Playwright
Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department, "Barefoot in the Park" (2017). 2012 Summer Theatre. 2.