The Odd Couple - Presented by Curtain's Up Theater Company
@ Alfresco Performing Arts Center Granite City IL
Saturday, April 29 2017 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM
Oscar: You’re not gonna make any effort to change? This is the person you’re gonna be until the day you die? Felix: We are what we are.
Ain’t that the truth? Curtain’s Up Theater Company proudly presents The Odd Couple April 28 & 29 and May 5 & 6 at the Alfresco Theater.
Neil Simon’s classic tale of clashing personalities has been performed thousands of times on stage, in television, and in film since its Broadway premier in 1965. Audiences continue to fall in love the comic and relatable characters, making The Odd Couple one of Simons’ most enduring hits.
Directed by Dave McCausland and Cheri Schuler-Faust, this classic comedy opens as a group of guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his own wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
Dave McCausland is happy to be back with Curtain’s Up for his fifth show and second directing opportunity, his first being CUTC’s acclaimed production of “Twelve Angry Men”. As both an actor and director, McCausland always enjoys “working with old friends, making new friends, putting on a great show and having fun doing it”. Faust is also looking forward to this heartwarming and humorous production, saying, “Dave and I have a wonderful cast to work with, they bring out the humor of Neil Simon's genius seamlessly."
CUTC Board President Shameem Coppotelli is thrilled with the company’s return to the Alfresco Performing Arts Center in Granite City for performances on April 25th and 26th and on May 5th and 6th at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, and aree available through the Curtain’s Up website at www.curtainsuptheater.com or at the Alfresco box office.
Curtains Up Theater Company is a 501c(3) not-for-profit community theater group dedicated to providing a variety of quality, live and affordable theatrical experiences to the metro-east community. For more information visit us on Facebook or online at curtainsuptheater.com. The Odd Couple is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.