This Tony Award winning classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.
By Neil Simon
Directed by Shelly McCook
Topher Payne last appeared here as Beverly & Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and if you remember how long ago that was, then thank you for being such a loyal and long-standing supporter of Stage Door Players. Topher works mostly as a playwright - his Beached Wails was produced here a few years back, and his The Only Light in Reno premiered earlier this year at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. He was recently named America's Best Emerging Playwright by The American Theatre Critics Association. Topher can next be seen in Doubt with Out of Box Theatre, and The Process Theatre will his play Perfect Arrangement in September.
Mary Emily is thrilled to make her Stage Door debut after a six year sabbatical from the stage. She was last seen at Georgia Ensemble in Great Expectations. Other Atlanta performances include Miss Witherspoon at Theatre in the Square and Boston Marriage at 7 Stages. Mary Emily has an MFA in Acting from Catholic University in Washington, DC and was previously the Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre at Piedmont College. She is currently the Director of Development at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. Mary Emily also works in film and is represented by the People Store and is a founding member of The Fiction Farm. Mary Emily is also co-author of Savoring the Brew: A Taste of Shakespeare's Women.
George Deavours is delighted to be joining the amazing cast of The Odd Couple and working with old and new friends. His history with Stage Door goes back 20 years. His last appearance here was in Dancing at Lughnasa.His most recent stage appearance was as Amos Hart in Chicago at the Legacy Theatre. A veteran of over 60 shows, some favorite roles include: the taxi driver in Sophisticated Ladies, Lt. Brannigan in Guys and Dolls, Albin/Zaza in la Cage aux Folles, Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Baldy in A Man of No Importance, and Mr. Weber/Cigar in Gypsy.
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