Genre: Comedy
©Wade Dansby/graphic designer
Written by Neil Simon and Directed by Lon Bumgarner

From Ground UP Productions, the company behind the smash hit musical The People vs. Mona ("good natured, down home fun" -- New York Times; "consistently inventive" -- New York Post) and the world premiere of The Optimist ( "deliriously entertaining" -- New Yorker) comes a revival of Neil Simon's seminal play.

In this intimate revival of the classic New York comedy, audience members are as close as eavesdropping neighbors to newlywed couple Paul and Corie Bratter. Married for just six days, the Bratters move into a fifth floor walk-up brownstone apartment with a lack of heat, a major leak in their closet, a hole in their skylight and five exasperating flights of stairs. Nonetheless, free spirit Corie finds the small abode and its odd neighbors charming. Uptight lawyer Paul yearns for comfort and conventionality. After Corie plays matchmaker for her mother and eccentric neighbor Victor Velasco, she re-evaluates her bohemian ways and whether it’s wise to walk barefoot in the park, particularly in February.

About the Company: Ground UP Productions

 Ground UP Productions produced the New York premiere of the smash hit musical The People vs. Mona by Jim Wann and Patricia Miller. The production was hailed as "good natured, down home fun" by the New York Times, "consistently inventive" by the New York Post and a "hootin' good time" by Variety. The company has also produced critically the world premiere of Jason Chimonides’ The Optimist (“deliriously entertaining” – New Yorker) as well as the acclaimed revivals of Baby with the Bathwater, Proof and Burn This. Ground UP Productions continues to break ground with the new classics, reviving well-known theatre in unique ways and producing new works destined for greatness. For additional information, visit

Cast: Brian Lafontaine, Kate Middleton, Tom Moglia, Guy Olivieri, Eric Purcell, Amelia White
Preview:   07/08/09
Open:   07/09/09
Close:   07/25/09

Wednesday through Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Source
Address:   177 MacDougal Street
New York,
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