Barefoot in the Park Character Descriptions

Barefoot in the Park Character Descriptions:

CORIE BRATTER: Age Range 20-30. A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul. She may be flighty, or over-enthusiastic, but not a fool.

PAUL BRATTER: Age range 25-35. Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit. Unlike Corie, he likes to stay in his comfort zone. Conventional. Wants to be a good husband by being a good provider. Very much in love with Corie. Sometimes matter of fact, but never cold.

ETHEL BANKS: Age Range 40-65. Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter. Now that Corie is out of the nest, Ethel lives alone and struggles to find her role. She is very sharp, with a good, dry wit of her own.

Mr. VICTOR VELASCO: Age Range 40-60. The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment. Fancies himself a lady’s man, and can be very charming. 

TELEPHONE INSTALLER: (man or woman) Age Range 30-60. A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.

DELIVERY PERSON: (man or woman. Character role, very funny bit.) Age range 55 and up. An older person who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters-and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment.