2003-08-29 / Community

Last Chance To See RTC’s ‘Barefoot In The Park’

Last Chance To See RTC’s ‘Barefoot In The Park’

Ever since its opening two weeks ago The Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, Barefoot in the Park, has had audiences rolling in the aisles. "Much of the show’s success may be attributed to the stellar cast of co-medic actors headed by Susan Beau-lieu as Corrie Bratter, Michael Basile as her husband, Paul, Peggy Page as her mother, Ethel Banks and Les Kraft as her eccentric neighbor, Victor Velasco.," says RAA spokesperson Su-san Hartenstein. "The cast is completed by a very talented young actor, Eric Fitzgerald and by the director, himself, Michael Wotypka, who makes a brief appearance."

Barefoot in the Park, the fourth offering in this year’s successful season at the Post Theater will have its final performance on Saturday eve-ning, August 30. These are the last opportunities for the public to see this delightful production. As audience member, Rita Nanes of Bro-oklyn put it, "I’ve seen the show twice and I’m seeing it again this weekend. It’s so funny and it’s done so professionally, I actually enjoyed it more than the movie. I really hate to see it close."

RTC Artistic Director, John Gilleece responded by saying, "Sadly Bare-foot must take its final bows if we are to have time to prepare our next big production: Rockaway Café ’03, a very popular musical cabaret show which we present annually.

The play will run at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden for one more weekend. There are shows scheduled for August 28, 29, and 30 at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and children. Gateway National Recreation Area offers plenty of free parking. There is no better bargain in live theatre of this quality, so treat yourself to a few belly laughs and make Barefoot in the Park part of your Labor Day weekend activity schedule. For reservations call the RTC Hotline 718-850-2450 and, while you’re at it, don’t forget to reserve space for Rockaway Café ’03.

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