by Neil Simon
Directed by Pat Patton
September 23 - October 17, 2021 - WE'RE BACK!!!
Show Title Sponsor: BILL & BARBARA WARNER
Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living at Lake Oswego
Guest Artist Sponsor: Bonnie Conger
Purchase Tickets | $36/adults, $34/Senior. Discounts for students and groups
Hooray! We've missed you! We're coming back beginning September 23, 2021, with performances of The Odd Couple. NOTE: For this show only - seating will be by general admission (no reserved seating). This will allow us to adjust occupancy for social distancing if needed. Thank you for your patience as we work through re-opening together. Added note: The production is not part of the 4-show subscription package for the 21-22 season. Click here for details on the 2021-2022 season and how to order your subscription series!
Lakewood Theatre Company celebrates its 69th season of live theatre with Neil Simon’s comedy, The Odd Couple. Neil Simon’s legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. The production, directed by Pat Patton, demonstrates that opposites can attract, but more likely they lead to hilarious results!
Performances begin September 23 and continue through October 17, 2021, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances (Sept. 29 and Oct. 6) at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Sept. 26 & Oct. 3, 10, and 17). The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Pictured: Grant Byington as Felix and Don Alder as Oscar.
Ticket prices are $36/adults and $34/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.
The story: In one of Neil Simon’s most recognizable and timeless comedies, the uptight Felix Unger (Grant Byington), a neurotic, neat freak arrives at the weekly poker party hosted by his messy friend Oscar Madison (Don Alder). Felix is depressed and out of sorts after being thrown out by his wife. Fearing Felix will try something desperate, Oscar, himself in the process of being divorced by his wife, invites Felix to move in with him. Within a few days, this mismatched pair is on the verge of mutual murder: Felix is frustrated by Oscar's slovenliness, while Oscar is driven insane by Felix's obsession with cleanliness.
The show’s cast also includes Danny Bruno, Todd Hermanson, Mark Schwahn, and Gary Powell as the poker buddies. Melissa Whitney and Christy Bigelow play the Pigeon sisters, Oscar's neighbors with whom Oscar attempts to set up a potentially passionate double date. This beloved comedy by Neil Simon is both surprisingly poignant and side-splittingly funny.
LTC’s production of The Odd Couple is directed by Pat Patton, the stage manager is Micah Steury, the assistant stage manager is Hyrum Nicholas, scenic design is by John Gerth, sound design is by Marcus Storey, lighting design is by Nate & Juniper Zwainlesk, costume design is by Jessica Carr Miller, properties design is by Jim Crino, and the producer is Steve Knox.
Performance schedule: Performances begin September 23 and continue through October 17, 2021, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances (Sept. 29 and Oct. 6) at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Sept. 26 & Oct. 3, 10, and 17). The show’s title sponsors are Bill & Barbara Warner. The directorial sponsor is The Springs Living in Lake Oswego. The Guest Artist Sponsor is Bonnie Conger.
Ticket prices: $36/adults and $34/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or click here to order online.