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The Odd Couple (female version) this weekend
RUMFORD -- In the 1960's, Neil Simon sat down to write a play that would be destined to become a classic. The story of two roommates; one, a divorced, slovenly easygoing character, and the other, a separated, hypochondriac, neat-freak. The Odd Couple opened on Broadway in 1965 and starred Walter Matthau as Oscar and Art Carney as Felix. In the 1970's the story became a staple of television starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall running for five years.
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.
The Paper Moon Players, directed by Keith A. Grassette and assisted by Melissa Hope Fallon features a talented cast to interpret Neil Simon's female incarnation of his classic. Lisa Picard is Olive, and Kristin Guay plays Florence, also featured is Laurie Hunt as Mickey, Margaret Donaghue as Vera, Diane Paterson as Renee, Becca Garlick as Sylvie, Ross Garlick as Manolo, and Dawson Walton as Jesus.
Rumford's newly formed theater group, will make it's debut with The Odd Couple (female version) in the Mystic Theater at 49 Franklin, this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a special Mother's Day matinee at 2 p.m.
Doors open one hour before show time for seating. Light snacks and a limited cash bar will be available. Advance tickets are $12 and will be $15 day of show. To purchase tickets, visit All that Jazz or Bartash on Congress Street in Rumford, or online at www.49franklin.com. For more information, call 369-0129.