Monmouth Community Players will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” its first show of the 2017-18 season. This production will be directed by Ray Fletcher.

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in the lower library of Cumston Hall, 796 Main St. in Monmouth. Show dates are Nov. 3-12.

This romantic comedy focuses on newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walk-up apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The young couple must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy!

Available parts:

Corie Bratter: A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul.

Paul Bratter: Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone.

Ms. Ethel Banks: Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter, even a strange escapade around New York City.

Mr. Victor Velasco: The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment.

Telephone man: A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.

Delivery man: 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

For more information, email Ray Fletcher at [email protected], or visit

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