“Odd Couple” Opens Tomorrow Night at Coastal Rep



Photo by Greet Jaspaert (L to R): Michael Lederman as Oscar Madison & Doug Mallon as Felix Unger in a typical stand-off, in Coastal Repertory Theatre’s “The Odd Couple”

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Comedic Gem The Odd Couple to Hit Center Stage at
Coastal Repertory Theatre

Hilarious View into a World of Irreconcilable Opposites
Opens June 3

May 10, 2011 Half Moon Bay, Calif. The Coastal Repertory Theatre raises the curtain on Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Odd Couple, June 5. The play is a hilarious tale of two ordinary men who are extraordinarily irreconcilable, filled with acerbic humor and a steady stream of punchy one-liners.

Set in a quintessential 8-room New York apartment, an unlikely pair of middle-aged roommates battle each other’s glaring quirks while being forced to reflect on their own. Oscar Madison, a carefree slob, and Felix Unger, a neurotic neat freak, are thrown into sharing a home when their own are torn apart by divorce. Reality sets in when Felix’s Mary Poppins lifestyle destroys the laid-back vibe of Oscar’s ultimate bachelor pad.

This story of a friendship that defies all odds made its Broadway debut in 1965, won several Tony Award, including Best Play, and went on to great success in film and television.

The Odd Couple is a fast-paced, neurosis-filled brawl of a play, says director, Jim Ward. Two friends have never been closer or farther apart their polar opposite personalities fuel some of the most hysterical theater ever written.

The cast includes Michael Lederman as Oscar Madison, Doug Mallon as Felix Unger, Roxane Ashe as Cecily Pigeon, Patti Appel as Gwendolyn Pigeon, Steve Travis and Joe Guistano as Speed, John Szabo as Murray, Jack Weintraub as Roy, and Bob Mitton as Vinnie.

Dates and show times for Odd Couple are June 3 through June 25, 2011; Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

The opening scene in The Odd Couple,’ of the boys in their regular Friday night poker game, is one of the funniest card sessions ever held on a stage. New York Times

For more information and to purchase tickets
Contact (650) 569-3266, or visit www.coastalrep.com. Coastal Repertory Theatre is located at 1167 Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California.

About the Coastal Repertory Theatre
Coastal Repertory Theatre surprises, inspires and delights its patrons with memorable dramatic, musical and comedic performances. Coastal Rep provides opportunities for artistic development in all aspects of the theater. Discovering and fostering new talent creates excitement and energy like no other Bay Area theatre.

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