April 4-6 & 11-13, 2008

The Joliet Drama Guild continued its 75th season with “Barefoot In The Park,” by Neil Simon.  After a six day honeymoon a spanking new lawyer, who has just won his first case 6 cents in damages, and his young bride, who is as pretty and addled as they come, move into the new, high rent apartment that she has chosen for them. But the difficulty is, in order to enjoy the charming character of this apartment, one has to climb six wheezing flights. And the apartment is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job came out all wrong, the skylight leaks snow, there isn't room for a double bed, and an outlandish gourmet who lives in a loft on the roof uses it and the window ledge as the only access to his padlocked premises. The situation is enough to break the heart and burst the lungs of any stylish young lawyer; and indeed it does, on the night he flatly refuses to join his wife in a barefoot walk through the snow in the park. She kicks him out, but he comes back not for reconciliation, but because he figures that since he's paying the rent she should be the one to go.

Production Staff and Cast:

Production Staff


Bobby Jean Koukas


Marie Salvaggione


Tom Novotny & Rae H. Williams

Stage Manager

Carol Roman

Tech Director

Tom Novotny

Set Designer

Steve Jasinski


Tina Matriciano

Lights & Sound

Mike Manolakes & Tina Rich

Preshow Pianist

Angela Salvaggione


Cast, Illusions Costume Company, & Josie O'Kain Costume Shop

All Around Help

Jan Novotny


Corie Bratter

Kristine Wilson

Paul Bratter

Mark Wietting

Mrs. Banks

Robin Christopher

Victor Velasco

Dan Jagodzinski

GTelephone Repairman

Sam Guerrero

Delivery Man

Leon Briick


Chris Campos


Rob Diver


Tina Matriciano


Jill Parrish


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