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Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2020 – 2021 Season

Barefoot in the Park

SHOW DATES: February 5 – 28, 2021
Audition Dates: December 6 & 7 at 7pm
By Neil Simon |  Directed by Julie Macklin

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Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

Barefoot in the Park Characters

  • CORIE BRATTER (Age range: 18-30) – a free spirit, newlywed to Paul. Corie is young, beautiful, and tends to be very social. Corie is outgoing and optimistic, and likes to do things a little over the edge. Throughout the play, her and Paul have problems, him being upset with her wild ways and her being bored of his dull and sheltered ways. However, by the end she learns to love him for who he is.
  • PAUL BRATTER (Age range: 18-30) – a lawyer, newlywed to Corie. He is a lawyer who is committed to his work. In contrast to Corie, Paul is a bit uptight. He likes to stay in his comfort zone, and is not as open to adventurous escapades as Corie is. Paul is dignified and level headed, and keeps his emotions in check, perhaps a little too much. He is more concerned with building his law career than building up his relationship with his wife.
  • ETHEL BANKS (Age range: 45-60) – Corie’s mother. She is about 50 years old, but still rather beautiful for her age. Mother is quite a sensible person, she is more like Paul, who is her son-in-law. Mother is rather healthy, but she does need to take these pink pills that help her stomach. She plays a big role in the play, helping Corie and Paul through their troubles, and also giving them wedding gifts almost everyday.
  • VICTOR VELASCO (Age range: 45-60) – Victor Velasco lives in the attic above Paul and Corie’s apartment. He befriends and flirts a lot with Corie. He is an older man who is full of knowledge and likes to adventure. He is about 50 years old and dresses more to a fancier side. He is tall and creative.
  • TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN (Age range: 18+) The actor cast in this role will also serve as crew .
  • DELIVERY MAN (Age range: 18+) The actor cast in this role will also serve as crew .


Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL  32643

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director.  Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.