Raue Center For The Arts will proudly be hosting the Williams Street Repertory production of Barefoot in the Park this May, creating the perfect opportunity for a special Mother’s Day outing. As a quirky romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park can entertain audiences of all ages with a small ensemble cast on a four-day adventure where nothing seems to go quite right. Below is a look at this hit show’s history and its debut at Raue Center.
Romantic comedy just in time for Mother’s Day
Barefoot in the Park follows newlyweds Paul and Corie as they settle into their new apartment. Paul and Corie are classically paired opposites—he is a high-strung lawyer and she is on the free-spirited side, desiring to run “barefoot in the park.” As they learn to live together in their charmingly outdated apartment, the two are interrupted by a visit from Corie’s mother, who really stirs up trouble when she is set up with the newlywed’s neighbor, Velasco. Mom will love this heartwarmingly romantic tale that is sure to inspire some laughs.
Iconic 1960s Broadway theatre
The play captures a sense of nostalgia, because it originally hit the stage in 1963. A recent Broadway revival has updated the scenery and dialogue, but the classic odd couple pairing of the two main characters still offers a comedic look into life in the early 1960s.
Tickets and show times
Barefoot in the Park will open at Raue Center on May 2 at 8 p.m. Shows will continue through the 11th with a special Mother’s Day show at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person at the box office.
To learn more about Raue Center For The Arts, visit them online or call 815-356-9212. Raue Center is a non-profit theatre committed to sharing the arts with people throughout the Chicago area.