Barefoot in the Park

A Comedy showing Dec 31 2017 - Feb 10 2018

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Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. One of Neil Simon’s best!

Directed by: George Strattan

Assistant Director: Janet Strattan

A Comedy by: Neil Simon

Show Times: Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sat- 3pm, Select Sun 3 pm

Show Price: Regular: $32, Senior: $28, Child: $20

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Stephanie Skewes

Corie Bratter

Stephanie Skewes

Originally a ballerina from Fresno, California, Stephanie received her BA in Dramatic Arts and Education at UCDavis. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she has appeared in a wide variety of projects on both the stage and screen, including projects for ABC, Disney, and Universal Studios Hollywood. You may recognize her from the GCT stage as Ruth in Dear Ruth, Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, or even as the Dance teacher at GCT’s summer camp! Stephanie would love to thank the cast and crew, and her wonderful husband Josh.

Joshua Evans

Paul Bratter

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Joshua is honored to be returning to the Glendale Centre Theatre stage. He was last seen at the GCT in Is He Dead? (Chicago), as well as You Can’t Take it with You (Tony), and Dear Ruth (Lt. Seawright). Other stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Equus (Frank), and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (McMurphy). Although Barefoot in the Park marks his fourth appearance on the GCT stage, he has been working for the Glendale Centre Theatre’s Summer Camp for many years, teaching acting and improv since 2004. A graduate of Washington State University, he is also a writer, director, and producer of short films and for the online sketch comedy group, Lonely T-Rex. His latest film that he wrote and directed, Now Departing, was filmed in nine different countries, and recently premiered at Houston’s Next International Film Festival. Television credits include The Young and the Restless, Jane the Virgin, and Conan. He would like to thank his lovely wife and co-star, Stephanie, for constantly making him laugh!

Caron Strong

Mrs. Banks

Caren Strong

After a big time out from commercials and television to raise her daughter, Caron is very happy to be acting again and giddy about being here at the GTC!  Shout out to her beautiful daughter, Cayla, and special thanks to four cats who endure endless monologues.

Ted Wells

Victor Velasco

Ted wells

Ted is delighted to once again be performing with his new GCT family. Having opened last season playing Harold Gorringe in Black Comedy, Ted then went on to play Wilson and Pawnee Bill in Annie Get Your Gun, and then Bastien André in Is He Dead?. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Theater Arts, Ted starred in the horror cult-classic, Hard Rock Zombies. Ted has been in front of and behind the scenes in film, television and theater most of his life. Ted’s favorite roles include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Matt in The Fantasticks, the quartet Baritone in The Music Man, and the M.C. in Cabaret.

Mark Gates

Telephone Repair Man

Mark Gates

Mark is excited to return to the GCT. He is a seasoned veteran of the LA stage community. Graduate of the AADA and University South school of Theology. He has appeared in The Boys Next Door, A Soldier’s Play, A Raisin in the Sun, Othello, Richard III, The Wiz, Man of La  Mancha, Celebration. Thanks to family and friends for their love and support for many years!

Rick Steele

Delivery Man

Rick Steele

Rick started early in the entertainment industry as a child actor (age of 4 1/2). This blossomed into a modest acting career including a role as Doris Day’s youngest son in the movie “With Six you Get Eggroll”. Incidentally, this movie is having it’s 50th anniversary this year (sponsored through the Doris Day Animal Foundation)! Flash forward through adult life, Rick has transitioned to a successful behind the scenes career. Having earned 9 Emmy and 10 Golden Reel awards for his work as a sound editor/sound designer, he recently formed Smart Post Video, a video services division within the Smart Post Sound group of companies, and it promises to become another industry success story. I guess the restless soul is never fulfilled. Now, for the first time in forty three years, Rick has decided to reach back into his acting roots as the Delivery Man in our production of Barefoot In The Park. “The itch to emote never really goes away. It’s just time, money, and perhaps ambivalence that stands in our way.” Please help us welcome Rick back to spotlight with open arms as part of our humble ensemble.