Bill Gale admits that he raised an eyebrow when Trinity Rep announced it would do Neil Simon's 1963 hit “Barefoot in the Park.” Why do that old joke carnival? he asked. But after seeing Trinity's production our critic has another view.
Yup, I do. Having seen this tight, funny and carefully thought out “Barefoot,” I'm saying, well, why not?”
With their very fine new performing space (excellent sight lines, comfortable seats, good facilities) it seems a shame that Ocean State has picked a weak-at-the-knees Neil Simon play to officially open Rhode Island’s newest theater.