2018-09-12 / Front Page

‘Barefoot in the Park’ at Putnam County Playhouse


Barefoot in the Park to be presented by Putnam County Playhouse Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 19-22. Shown above, left to right, Don Wilson, Sarah Bond, Clarence Long, Drew A. Harris, Brian Cox and Tammy Hunter. (Courtesy Photo) Barefoot in the Park to be presented by Putnam County Playhouse Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 19-22. Shown above, left to right, Don Wilson, Sarah Bond, Clarence Long, Drew A. Harris, Brian Cox and Tammy Hunter. (Courtesy Photo) The 2018 Season of Hits at Putnam County Playhouse comes to a close with a production of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park. It will be presented Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 19-22. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 765-653-5880. All tickets are $10 and all performances begin at 8 p.m. Regular box office hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The play is sponsored by Rossok & Co. Insurance, an agent for Goodville Mutual.

Jack Randall Earles is the director. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. Set design is by Linda Gjesvold and sound and lighting design is by Dustin Bond. The production stage manager is Brandon Wunderlich. The stage crew includes Devin Huff and Hadley McCoy. Anna Harris is running the light board and is assistant production stage manager. Jim Green is running the sound.

Barefoot in the Park features Sarah Bond in the leading role of Corie Bratter, a free-spirited young newlywed. Paul, her husband of six days, is played by Drew A. Harris. The couple set up housekeeping in a fifth floor walk up apartment in New York City in 1968.

Sarah was seen last season in Curtains and choreographed Annie. Drew was seen last season in The Addams Family and Laughing Stock.

Causing complications for the couple are Corie’s mother, Mrs. Banks played by Tammy Hunter, and the upstairs neighbor, Mr. Velasco, played by Don Wilson. When Corie tries her hand at matchmaking, both couples end up in trouble.

Tammy was in The Drowsy Chaperone and Don was in Laughing Stock.

In featured roles are Brian Cox as a helpful telephone man and Clarence Long as a longsuffering delivery man.

Brian was in Laughing Stock and Clarence was last seen in 1776.

Barefoot in the Park was an early Broadway hit for the late playwright Neil Simon. Among his other shows that have been produced at Putnam County Playhouse are The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and The Sunshine Boys.

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