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.

Second Capsule: That this script conquered Broadway is certain proof of Mike Nichols's genius. Gene Saks is no Mike Nichols.

VOR:   Though my mind reels at the idea, the meager Park was a milestone on Broadway. Interesting window into early personas of Fonda and Redford.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

(in May 2006: D+)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Mildred Natwick

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