History: High drama

“Talent, hard work shine in Barefoot,” touted a headline in The Aspen Times on July 16, 1981, when referring to the summer production by the Snowmass Festival of American Theater.

“Neil Simon’s old warhorse of a comedy is everything its local Pilgrm Theater producers said it would be and more. To give perhaps an unnecessary synopsis, Barefoot in the Park is about a sensible, rational young attorney named Paul Bratter (Shaun Cassidy) and his daffy wife Corie (Julia Duffy) whose opposite philosophies of life clash after one week of marriage.”

The Snowmass Festival of American Theater was held in the Bedford Ballroom, which is now the Slopeside Lanes bowling alley.


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