Barefoot in the Park
First screened in May 2006 / Most recently screened in November 2012
Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mildred Natwick, Charles Boyer, Herb Edelman, Ted Hartley, Mabel Albertson, Fritz Field, James Stone, Doris Roberts. Screenplay: Neil Simon (based on his play). Twitter Capsule:
Cave painting. Actors say lines. Camera on. Fonda unduly intense. Redford too low-key. Boyer a bright spot.
That this script conquered Broadway is certain proof of Mike Nichols's genius. Gene Saks is no Mike Nichols.
Though my mind reels at the idea, the meager Park was a milestone on Broadway. Interesting window into early personas of Fonda and Redford.