The Drama Workshop is proud to offer up its production of Neil Simon’s classic Comedy, THE ODD COUPLE.
Divorced, broke, and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison is doing all right – having split from his wife six months ago, he has nobody to answer to. He also has nobody to clean up after him, and his Manhattan apartment shows it, to the dismay of his poker buddies who come over every Friday night. But when his best friend, neat-freak Felix Ungar gets thrown out by his own wife, Oscar takes him in. It doesn’t take him long to realize that he and Felix make a rotten combination – can they live together without driving each other crazy?
THE ODD COUPLE is produced and directed by Ray Persing, and features the on-stage talents of Chris Bishop, Meagan Blasch, Adam Drake, BJ Simpson, Eric Thomas, Scott Unes, Kristen Vincenty, and Mark Waldfogle, and TDW’s award-winning technical theatre team.
Joel Lind has been helping with accents, and offered this endorsement: “I have, of course, seen or even been involved in some performances of THE ODD COUPLE that thought they could just coast on a fun script. But this one is what a true Simonist would call “classic-to-definitive.” It is that good, with a truly special ensemble cast full of great talent, special very attentive direction and an amazing off-stage team that works together to create a wonderful 1965. You NEED to see this production.”
The show opens February 24, and runs through March 12 with performances on February 24 and 25, and March 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 8 pm; February 2, March 5, and March 6 at 2 pm; and a special added performance on March 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, and $17 at the door. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged (2/26 performance is nearing a sellout already). Tickets can be ordered by phone at 513.598.8303, or online at thedramaworkshop.org.