The Odd Couple
Academy Theatre will be opening their 2019/2020 season with The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, directed by Lynna Schmidt. This will be the first mainstage production in the newly built proscenium-style theatre!
Felix Ungar (Jeff Cooper), a neurotic, neat freak news writer, is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison (Rob Raissle), a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles.