New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure, such acts as walking through Washington Square Park barefoot when it's 17°F outside. Their six day honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel shows that they can get to know each other easily in the biblical sense. But they will see if they can get to know each other in their real life when they move into their first apartment, a cozy (in other words, small), slightly broken down top floor unit in a five story walk-up. While Corie joyfully bounds up and down the stairs, Paul, always winded after the fact, hates the fact of having to walk up the six flights of stairs, if one includes the stairs that comprise the outside front stoop. Beyond the issues with the apartment itself, Paul and Corie will have to deal with an odd assortment of neighbors... Written by
Broadway's barest, rarest, unsquarest love play
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Did You Know?
The film inspired a 13 episode TV sitcom series Barefoot in the Park
(1970) which had an all African-American cast and was broadcast during the 1970-71 season. See more
When the neighbor helps Corie with the heat, a wrinkle appears in her coat, and then changes position. See more
Make him feel important. If you do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage - like two out of every ten couples.
Written by Danny Gould
, Neil Simon
and Luben Balabanoff See more