Former Miss America Lee Meriwether will star in Chicago's Theatre at the Center's production of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park. The show, directed by Gary Giocomo, will run Sept. 10-Oct. 4 with an official opening Sept. 11.
Meriwether will play Mrs. Banks, mother of Corie Bratter, one half of a newly married couple starting out life in a sixth-floor, New York walk-up. Meriwether is currently playing Ruth Martin in the daytime soap "All My Children." Other TV credits include "Barnaby Jones" and "Mission: Impossible." Her stage experience includes turns in Love Letters, The King and I, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral and Follies.
Cindy McClure and Dan Sallinger will play the newlyweds in Barefoot, while Lee Pelty is their eccentric upstairs neighbor.
Theatre at the Center is located at 1040 Ridge Rd. For information, call (219) 836-3255.
-- By Robert Simonson