Wesleyan to Perform Male, Female Versions of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department will perform the comedy, The Odd Couple, with its counterpart, The Female Odd Couple.
Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple centers around two grievously incompatible roommates, Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison. Due to a recent eviction, Felix, a compulsively clean news reporter takes up residence with his fellow evictee and childhood friend, Oscar, a horrifyingly disorganized sports journalist. The comedy portrays this mismatched duo’s efforts to coexist within the walls of their apartment. The role of Felix will be played by Erik Gosnell of North Platte and the role of Oscar will be played by Philip Matthews of Benkelman.
Simon’s counterpart play, The Female Odd Couple, is based on the same premise, with the characters, Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. The role of Florence will by played by Libby Lutze of Fairbury and the role of Olive will be played by Kaitlin Klemencic of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Performances of The Odd Couple (male cast) are scheduled for September 30, October 2 and October 8 at 7:30 p.m. The matinee performance is scheduled for October 10 at 2 p.m.
Performances of The Female Odd Couple are scheduled for October 1, 7, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. The matinee performance is scheduled for October 3 at 2 p.m.
All shows will be held in Miller Theatre, located on 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $5 for students. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 402.465.2384.