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8 Star Starred
Camino Theatre at LACC
between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd. 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029
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"The Odd Couple"
6 ratings
3.5 average rating
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Sharon Dodgson
72 events
33 reviews
49 stars
attended Oct 27 2007

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...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 27 2007

well written. Timing and professional needed work.

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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)

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