TWN’s “Barefoot” Still Relevant
Simon comedy at Bennett Hall through June 17
By Jim Sulzer
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s production of “Barefoot in the Park,” which opened last week at Bennett Hall, is a high-energy exploration of the simmering tensions of a newly-married couple in Manhattan in the early 1960’s.
The first major hit by the superb comic dramatist Neil Simon, this 1963 play now seems to come from a different era than ours. It remains relevant and enjoyable, however, because of Simon’s extraordinary facility for clever plotting and dialogue and – in this production – because of the very talented cast that TWN has brought together, under the confident direction of Justin Cerne.