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The Odd Couple

Raven Theatre East Stage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
4.3 average rating
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8 reviews
14 stars
attended May 18 2010

I attended a "preview" production and my expectation were fairly low. I was pleasantly surprised. The actor's timing was good and their energy level was high. I only observed a couple of flubs, but overwise I was quite pleased. I enjoy the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 29 2010

I think this play is very good, but it's important not to narrow your expectation to the movie. Felix is slightly overweight which is something you wouldn't expect from a character that is known for perfection. What he lacks in physical...continued

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148 reviews
96 stars
attended May 18 2010

This was the first preview. There were only a few times when lines were flubbed. The actor playing Oscar Madison was so energetic & animated! Overall, all the actors did a great job! Set design was interesting. Lighting & sound ran without a...continued

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Andrea L
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92 reviews
3 stars
attended May 27 2010

Acting was ok, timing wasn't good, not snappy enough. Oscar was not as sharp as he could have been. And we've been conditioned to a slender Felix...perhaps this casting was a way to break through the old paradigm, but Felix is supposed to be so...continued

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35 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 30 2010

Horribly over-acted. Only highlights were the sisters who lived upstairs and the sexy accountant guy... yum. The actor playing Oscar Madison gave new meaning to the words Scene chewer! The crew at Raven were very cool and the theatre is very nice...continued

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29 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

Raven Theater always puts on a good production. Good set design and acting. I thought the cop and Felix did a fantastic job.

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

I loved The Odd Couple! Everyone was excellent. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting based on the movie and Felix did not look like what I expected. The laughs were great and the running around on stage was crazy fun! I really like The Raven...continued

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19 reviews
9 stars
attended May 30 2010

The play was very enjoyable. It was a good time. The Raven theater is very comfortable.

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12 reviews
25 stars
attended May 20 2010

Great work by the Raven! It was funny, poignant, and presented very tongue-in-cheek. This is the right kind of setting for this play - acknowledging that we all know it and know the story, but appreciate a good telling of the tale. I highly...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

Great timing, well done production.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 27 2010

Being that we hadn't seen the movie for years, but had seen it several times, we expected something campy. We were very pleasantly surprised. The acting was fantastic and we couldn't believe how quickly the time went. The intermission was very...continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2010

Having not seen the film or the TV show I really didn't know what to expect from this production. However I was very pleasantly surprised. The acting was good and it was amusing throughout. The star of the show for me was the set which was just...continued

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Sue
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7 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2010

It was an enjoyable performance!

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

Tight direction and a terrific cast made this an enjoyable evening. Loved those Pigeon sisters!

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 01 2010

Wow! Great venue and great, top-notch acting. I'm most impressed and I'll be back! Thanks for a great time and one of the best performances that I've seen in a long time.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

A fun evening in a nice, intimate theater. Typical Neil Simon shtick, well acted. Enjoyed the staging. Easy free, parking.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2010

enjoyable and great energy by the actors

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

had a great time. even though this show is so well known, i found myself laughing as much as i did when it i first saw it many years ago. thanks for an enjoyable night.

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7 stars
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 28 2010

A very enjoyable play. Great entertainment.

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