This romantic comedy follows Corie and Paul, fresh off their honeymoon at the Plaza as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walkup. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The two must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight with a gaping hole, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother, make adjusting to married life a little more complicated.
Like most of Simon's best work, Barefoot in the Park is a kvetchy valentine to New York City. The first act of Barefoot dramatizes a making of a new life, and its second builds to a near-breakup of this fragile, transient domestic arrangement..