Barefoot in the Park
By Neil Simon

Directed by David Middleton

AUDITIONS will be held Sunday, March 14, 2020 from 4-7pm and open to all.

PRODUCTION DATES: April 23, 24, 30 & May 1 at 7pm; April 25 & May 2 at 2pm     

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6:30pm

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, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a straight-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a small, cramped apartment with no heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, an oddball neighbor (in the attic), Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges. 


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. (Audition sides can be downloaded from links below.)

AVAILABLE ROLES: All parts are unpaid. 

CORIE BRATTER (20s-30s) An impulsive and fun-loving, young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul.

PAUL BRATTER (20s-30s) Corie’s husband, a young lawyer who likes to stay within his comfort zone. Proper, straitlaced. He loves Corie but doesn’t understand her zeal and love for adventure.

MS. ETHEL BANKS (50s-60s) Corie’s cautious mother who is a little eccentric and high maintenance. Somewhat judgmental but loves Corie and wants the best for Corie and Paul. 

MR. VICTOR VELASCO (50s-60s) The Bratters’ unconventional, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment. He fancies himself a lothario. 

A good-humored person who makes observations on everyday life and relationships while installing telephone service. The person cast in this role will also serve as crew.

DELIVERY MAN (50s-60s) (Non-Speaking) An older man who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters — and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment.

We encourage everyone and even if you are not cast, we urge you to get involved in other ways. Helping paint or build sets, costumes or props, working backstage, or volunteering to usher are great ways to meet people, network, and become part of our theatre family.

All actors will be required to wear face coverings during in theatre rehearsals and performances.

Location:  St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 727.866.1973, or you may email us at Our website:

Click below for audition sides:

Side 1 (Click here)
Side 2 (Click here)
Side 3 (Click here)
Side 4 (Click here)
Side 5 (Click here)