Arts & Entertainment

McLean Players Gearing Up to Go ‘Barefoot in the Park’

The McLean Community Players are gearing up to present Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, which premieres on Friday, May 1, in the McLean Community Center Alden Theatre. Jerry Bonnes is directing the McLean Community Players’ production of this hilarious romantic comedy, which is one of the longest-running non-musical plays in Broadway history.

The play centers around Corie and Paul, newlyweds who move into a rundown apartment in New York City. Besides having to cope with the state of their dwelling, they have to adjust to each other’s different personalities. Paul is a serious, career-minded lawyer and Corie wants Paul to lighten up, be more spontaneous, like going for a run “barefoot in the park,” for example.

“Opposites attract but the real drama occurs when they collide. Neil Simon’s hilarious Barefoot in the Park takes us on a romp to find out whether the final result is disaster or harmony,” Bonnes said in a press release about the show. “Simon’s timeless comedy not only shows us the wonderful characters on stage but also mirrors back to the audience their own experiences and causes everyone to see the humor that is all around them. The great quality of Neil Simon is that at the end of the evening you feel good about yourself….what better way to spend an evening.”

Tickets for the show, which runs through Saturday, May 16, are $18 – $20 and group rates are available. The Alden Theatre is located inside the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, visit mcleanplayers.com.