The Road Company at Grand Theatre Presents BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

by Patricia Bradford

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ – The Grand Theatre and the Road Company are proud to present one of the funniest and beloved comedies of all time – Neil Simon’s BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. The Road Company is thrilled to present BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, running March 12 – March 22, 2015 (Thursdays at 7pm; Friday and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm) and tickets range from $22-$25 with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Performances are in the Grand Theatre, located at 405 S. Main Street, Williamstown, NJ. Tickets are available at or 856-728-2120. Please see the Fact Sheet below for more details.

“It’s always nice to see two young kids getting started. With all the trouble today, you see a couple of newlyweds, you figure there’s still hope for the world.”

Neil Simon’s timeless comedy introduces us to this most mismatched of couples, Corie & Paul. The whimsical dreamer, Corie and her straight laced, button down husband Paul, are a young newlywed couple just setting off on one of life’s greatest journeys – Marriage. With their wedding rings still fresh and shiny on their fingers, Corie and Paul are determined to prove that not only do opposites attract, but can sometimes be a perfect fit. It won’t be easy though, as they struggle not only against their own conflicting personality quirks, but also their surroundings as they search for that most elusive ingredient in any relationship -“Compromise.”

Set in the bohemian world of New York City’s Greenwich Village, in what could be the most ridiculous apartment building ever constructed, Corie and Paul must come to terms with not only their own differences, but also the chaos that comes from moving into their cramped new apartment. Surrounded on all sides by their eccentric neighbor Victor and Corie’s nagging mother Ethel, Corie and Paul devise a plan to ease frustrations by playing Matchmaker for their Victor and Ethel. When the plan backfires stupendously, we see how the couple handles the resulting (hilarious) chaos which tests their new marriage to the breaking point.

Neil Simon’s early era masterpiece premiered on Broadway in 1963 and ran for 1,530 performances before being adapted for film in 1967; it recently returned to Broadway in 2006. The Road Company production of this romantic comedy, directed by Carol Murphy and produced by Paula Farrar, will bring a smile to your face, warmth to your heart and an ache to your side.

Produced by The Road Company Theater Group, Inc.

Production Team:
Directed By: Carol Murphy
Assistant Director: Ashley Macri
Producer: Paula Farrar
Costumes: Leslie Romanuski
Props: Denise Lallier
Lights: Steve Pracilio

Corie: Kristin Foreman
Paul: Jeff Blomquist
Mother: Anne Buckwheat
Velasco: Richard Mooney
Telephone Repair Man: Harrison Webb
Delivery Man: Ethan Rundell

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 13 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 PM

Friday and Saturdays at 8pm – $25
Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm – $22
Discounts available for Senior Citizens, Students, and Groups

For Tickets and Information:

Performances at:
The Grand Theatre
Home of The Road Company Theater Group, Inc.
405 S. Main Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094

South Jersey Times is the official media sponsor for The Road Company Theater’s 2014 season.

Theater/Organization Road Company Theater Group
Theater/Organization Website:

Theater/Organization Address: 405 S Main Street Williamstown, New Jersey 08094 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (856)728-2120

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