Press Release: The Odd Couple
Metro Theatre Vancouver is thrilled to raise the curtain with Neil Simon’s classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE directed by Catherine Morrison on stage Oct 30 – Nov 14, 2021.
Whether you throw your potato chips on the floor or your poker chips on table,
“The Odd Couple” will bring you a grin.
The play opens as a group of the guys are in the midst of their weekly poker game in the apartment of divorced sportswriter, Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. The last to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been thrown out by his wife. Felix is depressed and seems suicidal, leading Oscar to invite Felix to be his roommate. However, as Felix takes on the domestic mantle in the apartment and proves just how difficult he is to live with, Oscar is driven to the edge of madness. The final straw occurs when Felix refuses to follow through with a double-date Oscar has set up with the beautiful Pigeon sisters, who live in the same apartment block. The characteristics that drove each of them to leave their wives soon have them at each other’s throats.
“The Odd Couple is considered by many as one of the finest stage comedies ever written. I agree. Everyone can relate to both these men. Felix and Oscar, are as different as chalk and cheese. Neither of them are quite sure why their marriages fell apart– they move in together to save money for alimony and suddenly discover they’re having the same conflicts and fights they had in their marriages. Neil Simon’s comedy brilliance wins us early. And carries us throughout . ” Catherine Morrison, Director.
Tickets from $31.50 (includes GST) can be reserved by calling
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