MONMOUTH — Monmouth Community Players will hold auditions for its first show of the 2017-18 season, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.” They will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 10 and 11, in the lower library of Cumston Hall.

Show dates are Nov. 3 through 12.

The romantic comedy focuses on newlyweds Corie and Paul as they begin married life in a tiny fifth-floor walk-up apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The young couple must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy!

All parts available:

* Corie Bratter, a carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul;

• Paul Bratter, Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone;

• Ethel Banks, Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter, even a strange escapade around New York City;

• Victor Velasco, the Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment;

• Telephone man, a good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones; and

• Delivery man, an older man who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment.

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