2012-04-12 / Community News

Barefoot in the Park

Adjusting to married life isn’t always easy. Just ask the characters in Milam Community Theater’s production of “Barefoot in the Park,” which opens April 14 at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron.

The Neil Simon play is a romantic comedy that focuses on newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walkup apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone.

Paul, played by Alex Ferguson, is a strait-laced young attorney. Corie, played by Kelita Alberts, is a far more spontaneous free spirit. If these clashing character traits weren’t enough to sow marital discord for the young couple, a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow and several long flights of stairs should do the trick.

Complicate the situation with oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, played by Janos Schell, and Ethel, Corie’s well-meaning mother, played by Mona Butala and the mix becomes positively volatile.

Bobby Schiller as the telephone repairman and Jack Terhune as a delivery man round out the cast.

Opening night features a dinner theater performance. As there is limited seating, reservations are required. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 11. Call Dr. Susan Humble at 254-697-6101 or email milamplayers@gmail.com for reservation information.

Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April15, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Tickets to these shows will be available at the door. All performances are at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron. More information, including venue directions, may be found on the theater’s Web site, MilamCommunityTheater.com.

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