‘Odd Couple’ comes to Lakeville stage
Felix and Oscar are at it again.
Lakeville-based community theater group Expressions is bringing the mismatched pair of roommates to the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month with its production of “The Odd Couple.”
Expressions’ presentation of the classic Neil Simon play opens Friday, Aug. 10, and runs through Aug. 19.
Local actors Scott Carson and Brandon Holscher are cast in the title roles. Carson plays neat-freak news reporter Felix Ungar, and Brandon Holscher is the slovenly sports writer Oscar Madison.
After its debut on Broadway in 1965, “The Odd Couple” was adapted into a film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and later, a TV series. The Lakeville show’s director, Andy Wilkins, said the Expressions production will remain true to Simon’s original script.
“It’s one of Simon’s best plays,” Wilkins said. “The great thing about ‘The Odd Couple’ is how timeless it is. And it’s written in a rapid-fire style – the lines just layer on top of one another. It’s so quick-witted.”
The eight-actor cast also includes Beth Adams, Alan Davis, Keith Mattson, Michael Morningstar, Mike Reardon and Jana Tack-Norland.
Show times for “The Odd Couple” are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19. Tickets are $12 and can be ordered at the www.lakeville-rapconnect.com or by calling (952) 985-4640.