Emergent Arts to present Neil Simon's classic 'The Odd Couple'
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The hit comedy for which Simon is perhaps best known, "The Odd Couple" is a time capsule from a more innocent time, when America was on the verge of adulthood. The old ways were being trashed, families were being redefined; even men were made to “discover themselves."
In the middle of these topsy-turvy times, two former family men, Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, discover each other. The ensuing train crash of personalities becomes a damaged vehicle for the comic exploration of everything from suicide to the proper way to prepare a London broil. This is the play that spawned a hugely successful TV series, a popular movie that Rotten Tomatoes still gives a 100 percent positive rating, and a phrase/title that has permeated the language and culture right up to the present.
The Emergent Arts production will feature popular local actors Jon Elliott as Oscar Madison, and Steve Elliott as Felix Unger. Directed by Tim Henning.
Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25; then at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Tickets are $20 general admission, $16 seniors and students with ID. Discount tickets to the special preview night performance on Wednesday May 23 are $10 each, available at www.emergentarts.com.