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Barefoot in the Park | [Neil Simon]

Barefoot in the Park

A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this "charming" dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.
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Publisher's Summary

A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this "charming" dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.

(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

What the Critics Say

"An energetic, pleasing performance." (AudioFile)

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    Allyvp 11-24-07
    Allyvp 11-24-07
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    "As much fun as the movie"

    This was as much fun as the movie. My favorite version was always Richard Thomas and Bess Armstrong on stage, but this rivals even that.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Marilee Stanstead, QC, Canada 03-15-12
    Marilee Stanstead, QC, Canada 03-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderfully performed!"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed listening to this performance. The characters are quirky and the performance factor with sound effects and awesome acting made this performance a step above.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Maria NSW, Australia 10-20-12
    Maria NSW, Australia 10-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Neil Simon"

    Likeable characters are portrayed with humour and skill by the actors in this production.
    I particularly liked the character of Cora Bratter's mother.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Memphis 06-19-15
    Amy Memphis 06-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Have always loved the movie!"

    I always loved this movie and now I can take it with me everywhere! Neil Simon always makes me laugh out loud with his writing and the cast was perfect for this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-20-15
    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-20-15
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    "Young love"

    Very cute whimsical book about the first 6 days of marriage with a few mistakes along the way

    It'll brighten you day

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MistyKat Australia 06-20-15
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    "Enjoyable"

    It was very enjoyable to listen to; fast paced and comical lines. You can't help but smile or laugh continuously as you listen :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 06-29-15
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 06-29-15 Member Since 2011

    An audible addict:)

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    "Fun!!!'"

    Fun fun fun

    I love dramatizing!!! Some of Paul's best one liner plays.

    Loved it

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    "awesome -Far beyond what i expected"

    fantastic short drama story with lots of small punch lines, I saw the movie as well but nothing cant be compared with this version of this audio book.

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    Margot VENTURA, CA, United States 06-27-15
    Margot VENTURA, CA, United States 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Made me think I might want to see the movie"

    It's dated but it's sweet and I enjoyed it.
    It's a taste from a past that I remember fondly.

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    Gomeezy 06-26-15
    Gomeezy 06-26-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Nice Neil Simon Interpretation!"

    Nice interpretation of Simon's Barefoot in the park! The one liners that Simon incorporated into his work are masterful and almost a forgotten art form.

    Recommend to any literary or theatre enthusiast.

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