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Review: Old Globe's 'Barefoot in the Park' a charming ode to the magic of love

Review: Old Globe's 'Barefoot in the Park' a charming ode to the magic of love

Every newly married couple discovers that not long after the ceremony ends, the honeymoon will be over, and we’re not talking about that romantic six-night stay at the Plaza Hotel.

Neil Simon’s 1963 stage comedy “Barefoot in the Park,” which opened Aug. 2 at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White in-the-round theater, captures that moment in time when Manhattan newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter suffer their first major marital dust-up just a few days after their Plaza suite honeymoon.

Producing a 55-year-old play about a shallow, free-spirited housewife whose only responsibilities are decorating, cocktail-mixing and matchmaking may seem out of place in this era of female...

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