By Neil Simon
Winner! 1965 Tony Award, Best Author of a Play
Nominee! 1965 Tony Award, Best Play
Well, it's really TWO ODD COUPLES because Tyler Civic Theatre Center is producing both the MALE and also the FEMALE version of Neil Simon's classic play.
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his 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.
In 1985, Neil Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast. The Female Odd Couple was based on the same story line and same lead characters, now called Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. The poker game became Trivial Pursuit with their friends becoming the girlfriends: Mickey, Sylvie, Vera, and Renee. The Pigeon sisters became the Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus.
Want to see the MALE version? Come on May 4-6
Want to see the FEMALE version? Come on May 10-13
"His skill is not only great but constantly growing...There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious." – The New York Times
"Fresh, richly hilarious and remarkably original. Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny." – The New York Post
The Odd Couple was first presented on Broadway by Saint Subber at the Plymouth Theatre in New York City on March 10, 1965. It was directed by Mike Nichols.
The May 13th, Mother's Day show offers an optional brunch. Tickets including brunch are $34/adult and $30/ student. Click here
to order show+brunch tickets.
Or, call the Box Office and use your FLEX + $10