Female Version of Neil Simon's Comedy The Odd Couple
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The last date listed for The Odd Couple was Saturday October 27, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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Featured review from Sharon Dodgson
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I enjoyed this event. The theatre was intimate, the sound system was good. If I had one comment on this play, was that one character was trying to hard to imitate a New York accent and it came out as forced and really hard to understand. I can say that as I am a New Yorker and I am used to my native accent, but her imitation of it was really not good. But the acting was good and the play ws fun.
Twenty years after The Odd Couple’s original Broadway debut, Neil Simon breathed new life into his play by rewriting it for two women, morphing the characters of Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, into Olive Madison, originated by actress Rita Moreno and Florence Unger, originated by actress Sally Struthers. The new version of the play had a successful two-year run on Broadway. Simon made it more female-friendly by changing the weekly poker games at home into Trivial Pursuit games. In the original male version of the play, the upstairs “giggly” Pigeon sisters, airline stewardesses who Oscar and Felix dated occasionally became two Latin men named Manolo Costazuela and Jesus Costazuela, who worked as administrators for a Spanish airline, in the female version.
By Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner Neil Simon
Directed by Al Rossi
With advanced students from Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA)