The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, presented by the American Stage Theatre Company at the Raymond James Theatre in St. Petersburg. Shows are scheduled weekly through September 25. Choose from the following options:
• For $17, you get one general-admission adult ticket (a $36 value, including a $1 convenience fee) for an evening show on Wednesday or Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
• For $18, you get one general-admission adult ticket (a $40 value, including a $1 convenience fee) for a matinee show on Saturday or Sunday at 3 p.m. September 7 and 21 are pay-what-you-can nights. Values are based on full-price tickets.
• For $23, you get one general-admission adult ticket (a $48 value, including a $1 convenience fee) for an evening show on Friday or Saturday at 8 p.m.
The heavyweight champion of Broadway comedies struck one of his finest notes when he penned Barefoot in the Park, which returns to enchant a new generation of audiences at the downtown Raymond James Theatre. Branded a “must-see” by the Tampa Tribune, Neil Simon’s nonstop laugh extractor sails by on the star power of leads Samantha McKinnon Brown and Gavin Hawk, whose juxtaposing personalities comfortably fill their roles just like turkey stuffing fills a roommate’s pillows. The curtain opens on newlyweds Paul and Corie, a conservative lawyer and a free-spirited woman about town who stumble into the misadventures of matrimony as soon as they move into their new Manhattan walkup. Though a veritable army of intrusive mothers and neighboring Lotharios stacks the cards against them, Corie gradually persuades Paul to loosen his tie and feel the grass beneath his toes.
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