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A theater production in the Bronx
Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon, Maria Provenzano, the City Island Theater Group
Official Poster of Barefoot in the Park (photo credit: Maria Provenzano)

This fall the City Island Theatre Group is presenting Barefoot in the Park from Neil Simon's play in 1963. It became a movie in 1967, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. My daughters and I went to the play last night, on the second night of the production.

Barefoot in the Park
Official Banner of Barefoot in the Park the movie in 1967

With a total of six in the cast (four main characters), it made a perfect comedy/double love-story with morals. The characters are funny and the dialogue is smart.

It's the story of young newlyweds coming back to reality after their juicy honeymoon; the mom (just adorable and hilarious) looking for a way to live on after her daughter getting married and moving out; the strange neighbor from the attic who becomes a perfect blind date. Let me also mention the other two characters, the telephone guy and the delivery guy, who added a lot of seasoning to the play. I don't want to give away too much because this production is not to miss.

Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon, Maria Provenzano, the City Island Theater Group
Me with the poster in front of the theater

The play is suitable for everyone. It will make a wonderful night out for a couple of all ages or a mother and daughter date. There are also many nice restaurants on City Island for your pre or post theatre bites. The play runs for two hours with a 15-minute intermission. The theatre is comfortable and cozy and the staff are very friendly. Beverages and cookies are for sale during the 15-minute intermission.

The tickets are $15 each if you call to reserve or $18 at the door.

There are three more performances to catch:
November 21 at 8pm
November 22 at 8pm
November 23 at 8pm

Call for reservations at 718-885-3066 or email tickets@cityislandtheatergroup.com.

The theatre is located at the Grace Hall, 116 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is on street sides. There is no dress code, just what you wish to wear on your night out.

Go out and enjoy.
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Why? Because you don't want to miss it!
When: Three shows left on Nov 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
Phone: 718-885-3066
Where: Grace Hall, 116 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY
Cost: $15 with reservation, $18 at the door
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