The Odd Couple is a classic. This play by Neil Simon was initially seen on Broadway from 1965 to1967 and starred Art Carney as the neurotic Felix and Walter Mathau as Oscar. Then it hit the big screen and Jack Lemmon took over the role of Felix. Finally, a television series was developed and featured in 1970 starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
Even though it has been more than 40 years, Felix and Oscar are still as entertaining as ever. This play is currently being presented at The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre and is directed by Diana Leblanc. It stars Rod Beattie as Felix Unger and John Evans as Oscar Madison. These two friends are total opposites and after being thrown out by his wife, Felix moves in with Oscar. It is not long before they are arguing for every little thing and start acting like a bitter married couple.
The show was funny and the acting was impressive. John Evans and Rod Beattie really were laugh out loud funny and had good chemistry. Mike Patterson who played the role of "Speed" was also notable. Overall the cast and crew put on an enjoyable show.
Venue Location: 5170 Cote-Ste-Catherine
Ticket Purchase: www.admission.com or (514) 790-1245
Ticket Prices: Students: $25, Seniors: $32-$43, Adults: $35-$47
Show Times: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 p.m.
Matinees: Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.