'Barefoot in the Park' comes to the Marion Art Center

Mar 13, 2018

The Marion Art Center will host performances of "Barefoot in the Park," most known as a 1967 movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

Ticket sales have begun for the play, which is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and sponsored by American Research Management Co., Fieldstone Farm Market and Barden’s Boat Yard.

The romantic comedy tells the story of a newlywed couple in 1963 Manhattan adjusting to married life in a small, walk-up apartment while dealing with the wife's widowed mother, an eccentric neighbor, and a telephone repairman who gets caught in the middle of the mayhem.

Director Pippa Asker will lead the production with Sound & Lighting Director Steve McManus and Stage Manager Dot McCarthy. The cast of six includes South Coast locals Kate Fredericks, Annemarie Fredericks, Tristan McCann, Sue Massey, Thom O'Shaughnessy and Harvey Ussach.

The Art Center will run a total of six shows, begnning Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., and running Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Organizers say that purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Marion Art Center (located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion) or by calling 508-748-1266.

Tickets are $18 for Marion Art Center members and $20 for non-members – payments are accepted by cash, check and credit card. The Art Center's recently updated “Anne Braitmayer Webb Theater” offers new theater style seating as well as cabaret tables (for parties of 4), and guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

The Marion Art Center, founded in 1957, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the visual and performing arts.