The disgruntled duo of Neil Simon's imagination will be coming to an Evans stage this week.
From left, Patrick King as Vinnie, Fred Elser as Murray, Dave Long as Speed, Jahuie McCarran as Felix and Jim Burleson as Oscar rehearse a poker game scene from the Stage III production of The Odd Couple, which opens Thursday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center.
Stage Three presents The Odd Couple" beginning Thursday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way.
"It is a lot like the (television) show, which was started in the (1970s)," said Stage Three's Sue Burleson.
The plot revolves around two male roommates who are complete opposites in terms of their lifestyles.
"The setting of the show also takes place in the (1970s)," Burleson said. "The performance covers some of the funnier moments of Felix and Oscar, including some good poker game scenes."
The Odd Couple was a Broadway staple from 1965-67.
Simon's comedy was given the Hollywood treatment in 1968. The hit film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
The Broadway production and feature film spawned a hit television series, which ran from 1970-75. It starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
The play even inspired a short-lived animated series.
"The play contains a lot of humor, it is a great comedy, and can be seen by people of all ages," Burleson said.
The Odd Couple opens Thursday and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Two dinner performances will be held Friday and Saturday. The show time for the first three days is 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, when the show ends its run, the performance will take place at 3 p.m.
For reservations or more information, call 868-9663.
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