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Barefoot in the Park
By Neil Simon
Directed by Michael Matthews
Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach, CA
February 26-March 22, 2020

“It’s been eons since Neil Simon’s third effort as a playwright, ‘Barefoot in the Park,” has surfaced locally, but the Laguna Playhouse seems to have a knack for putting a fresh shine on the old favorites.  Such is the case currently: Simon’s 1963 chuckler about newlyweds surviving life beyond the honeymoon elicits bountiful laughs even if you may be able to quote the lines before the actors say them. Director Michael Matthews has fashioned a lively and entertaining production that still resonates today.”


“Michael Matthews (who previously helmed the Playhouse’s Twelve and Graduate) directs this light, enjoyable crow-pleaser with aplomb. Simon’s simple three-act romantic comedy with two intermissions provides much-needed, welcome respite from our hectic, dark times, with Paul Rodriguez alone worth the priceless price of admission.”


“What really distinguishes “Barefoot in the Park” is Michael Matthew’s skilled direction of a terrific ensemble.”