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Theater Company of Lafayette Presents THE ODD COUPLE

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents THE ODD COUPLE


Theater Company of Lafayette Presents
By Neil Simon

Directed by Hannah Richards with Assistance by Cristina Twigg

March 3-18th, 2023

The Broadway play turned TV sitcom is back, and the original bromance is better than ever!
THE ODD COUPLE is a story of two best friends, Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, who decide
to live together to get over their respective divorces. When the neat and uptight Felix is kicked
out of his home, the slovenly and excessively easygoing recent divorcee, Oscar, invites him to
live in his 8-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side with him.

This classic comedy opens on a group of men at their weekly poker night and examines male
relationships and the dynamics within. Late to the party, Felix arrives after having been asked
for a divorce by his wife. Devastated and in complete hysterics, he begs his friends to leave him
alone, help him, and have mercy on him, all at the same time. Oscar, his grouchy, messy, and
unreliable friend takes pity on him and offers him a room. Their mismatched personalities and
equally strong penchant for stubbornness can only lead to one thing – misunderstandings,
shenanigans, and a whole lot of hilarity.

We took the setting of the original The Odd Couple and slightly reinvented the characters by
incorporating the drama into the comedy and working on deeper character dynamics that are
real, though slapstick at times. This play promises to celebrate male friendship, bring us some
1960s fun, and show us what it really means to be a good friend – while also being a night of
hilarious fun!

We are keenly aware of the serious emotions that are inseparable from a break-up, and we
wanted to honor the sensitive subject matter with due respect. A lot has changed since this play
was first written, and we wanted to be cognizant of that while presenting it to a modern
audience. So while the first scene brings to light the very real symptoms of depression, we
focused on being respectful while also keeping the comedy of the play alive!

The Theater Company of Lafayette Presents THE ODD COUPLE, by Neil Simon and directed
by Hannah Richards, at The Mary Miller, 300 East Simpson, Lafayette, CO 80026. THE ODD
COUPLE is the story of the hilarious original bromance between Oscar and Felix as they
become roommates after Felix’s wife kicks him out.

Performance Dates are: March 3-18, 2023
– Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
-Sundays at 2pm
– Thursday, March 9th at 7:30 is Pay-What-You-Can Night

**Please note: Due to adult themes, this show is rated PG-13***

Tickets prices: General Admission – $25, Students, Veterans & Seniors – $23.
Purchase tickets at www.tclstage.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Theater Company of
Lafayette’s THE ODD COUPLE is performing at The Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson St.
Lafayette, CO.


Photo Credit: Paul Campbell (photographer), Dean Espitallier (graphic designer – poster)

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