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"Barefoot in the Park" Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1603161
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-09-19
Audition Date 04-20-20 Submission deadline 04-19-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a stuffy, ambitious young lawyer and she’s a romantic, free spirit. After a six- day honeymoon, she’s found the perfect apartment, a tiny fifth floor walk-up in Greenwich Village. This was Neil Simon’s first play and the launchpad for his reign as the king of Broadway comedies.

Auditions may consist of readings from the script. may consist of readings

Role # 1 Corie Bratter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A newlywed, married only six days at the beginning of the play. She is young, pretty, and full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she considers herself a doer, not a watcher. Her impetuosity is not shared, at first, by her mother or husband, and they are aghast when she cheers the crazy antics of Victor, a neighbor. Corie eventually learns to appreciate dependability and quiet strength.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Ethel Banks
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Corie’s mother. Although she is still pretty, she has fallen out of step with the fashions. She lives alone in West Orange, New Jersey. Consciously or unconsciously, she has adopted a narrow image of herself as someone with a sensitive stomach, a bad back, and no need for romance. It takes a wild evening out with Victor for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 51 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Paul Bratter
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Corie’s husband, an attorney in his first job. Both his dress and his outlook are very conservative. Extremely proper and dignified, he always knows the right thing to say. He is levelheaded and practical, and he keeps his emotions in check, perhaps too much so. After Corie accuses him of lacking playfulness, he shows her that he, too, is capable of walking barefoot in the park.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Victor Velasco
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Bratters’ upstairs neighbor, a colorful character. Although capable of looking positively natty in a double-breasted pinstriped suit, he also wears Japanese kimonos and berets. He is vain, flamboyant, and without shame when it comes to letting someone else pick up a tab. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt. He is also a gourmet cook; Paul refers to him as the “Hungarian Duncan Hines.” There are signs that Victor is beginning to slow down. After an exhilarating evening of his own creation, he suffers a broken toe and an upset stomach.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 51 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Repair Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Telephone Repair Man. He witnesses, to his mortification, a fight between Corie and Paul.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -