Montana Repertory Theatre will stage Barefoot in the Park in two venues.
The first is March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at J.W. Adams Combined School, part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Memorial Series. Sponsors are the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and C. Bascom Slemp Foundation.
A second performance will be March 12 at 3 p.m. in C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium at Lee High School, part of the Lee County Cultural Arts Series. Sponsors are the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, and the Town of Pennington Gap.
Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, fifth-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone.
Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight which leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges.
Montana Repertory began 50 years ago, and just over 50 years ago, Barefoot in the Park was produced on Broadway, jump-starting a career unmatched in modern times. Montana Rep believes it is fitting in this auspicious season to honor and produce one of the true giants of the American theatre, celebrating a half-century of great theatre.
The theatre company’s mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.
Tickets for each performance are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 plus) and admission is free for K-12 and college students. UVa-Wise students receive cultural credit for attending either of these events.
For further information or assistance with special needs, contact Pro-Art Association at 276-376-4520 or visit proartva.org.