Gypsy Stage Repertory Company presents the timeless, classic comedy, The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, in performances scheduled throughout Pinellas County from Feb. 26 through March 23.
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. 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 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 as The Odd Couple is born.
Neil Simon's witty dialogue, vibrant characters, timely themes and hilarious one-liners have made him a true legend of American stage comedy. The Odd Couple is one of his funniest and most popular plays. The iconic characters of Oscar and Felix have become mainstays of popular culture; more surprisingly, it’s touching insights about friendship remain equally moving, nearly 50 years after its Broadway debut. This show is fun for the entire family.
The cast for the upcoming shows include Jordan Harner as Felix Unger and Zack Meyers as Oscar Madison. Murray is played by Danny-Ray Polson; Speed by Natalie Sullivan and Tamara Spiri; Vinnie by Ricky Jones; Roy by David Nisson; Gwendolyn Pigeon by Tia Strachen; and Cicely Pigeon by Yesenia Vasquez.
Lil Barcaski and Brianna Larson direct the show.
The performance schedule begins at The Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. in Dunedin on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Call 727-298-3299.
On Friday, March 7, Gypsy Stage Rep presents a dinner show at The Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St. in Palm Harbor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the buffet. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, if available. Call 727-771-6000.
A second show is scheduled at The Centre of Palm Harbor on Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, if available. Call 727-771-6000.
The Gypsies move the show to the New Port Richey Library, 5929 Main St. in New Port Richey, on Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m. Cost is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Call 813-922-8778.
The show heads home Friday, March 14, to the SAFI Studio, 1714 County Road One, Suite 2 in Dunedin, at 8 p.m. Tickets to the VIP night are $25 and include appetizers, wine and more. Call 813-922-8778.
It’s on to the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 727-518-3131.
The Gypsies perform the last two shows at The Metro Center of St. Pete, 3251 Third Ave. N, #125 in St. Petersburg. The Saturday, March 22, show begins at 8 p.m. with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. The final performance of The Odd Couple is Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $25 and available in advance only. They include preferred seating and the VIP reception. Call 727-321-3854. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the LGBT Youth Group.
For more information about the Gypsy Stage Repertory Company, visit gypsystage.com.