March 14, 2022

Live Theatre Returns to Schoolcraft College

Barefoot in the park

Neil Simon Comedy is a Classic

Schoolcraft Theatre will return to live performances in the James R. Hartman Theatre on the Livonia campus this month with the presentation of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. The play is designed and directed by faculty member Paul Beer and will feature performances and technical support from Schoolcraft College students and alumni. 

Paul Beer, director.

“We are thrilled to welcome a live audience back to the James R. Hartman Theatre,” Beer said. “We‘ve missed the interaction with our live audiences, and hope to charm them with this classic Neil Simon comedy.” 

The play observes Corie and Paul Bratter in the second week of their marriage as they settle into life after their honeymoon, when they are confronted with apartment problems, Corie’s mother and an eccentric neighbor. Audiences will relate to adjustments that all the characters make under new circumstances.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday on March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on March 27 at 2 p.m. All performances are $20, and tickets are available at or by calling 734-462-4596. Please note that, consistent with other live venues in the Detroit area, all audience members will be required to wear masks in the theatre.

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