An Even Odder ‘Odd Couple’ Opens 3/21 at the Palace

JP Pare, Victor Abrahamian

Christie Iversen, JP Pare, Mellissa Stein, Victor Abrahamian

March 17, 2014

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of “The Odd Couple” coming to the Historic Palace Theatre. Performances are Friday, March 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 students and are available at the box office immediately before performances.

Olive, like her original male counterpart, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her New York apartment. At Olive’s invitation, the suicidal Florence, newly separated from her husband, moves in and is soon finding comfort in cooking, cleaning and fussing until Olive is almost reduced to a nervous wreck. It becomes clear that the patterns of their disastrous marriages are already re-occurring.

Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. Taking the stage at the Palace Theatre for these performances are Fran Loper, Mellisa Stein, Joanne Dean, JP Pare, Christie Iversen, Victor Abrahamian, Susan Kovacs, and Sherri DeMarino.



One Response to “An Even Odder ‘Odd Couple’ Opens 3/21 at the Palace”

  1. Antonio Sacco on March 18th, 2014 9:31 am

    And don’t forget Tony Sacco serenading you before the play. I will perform such melodies as Summertime, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Funny Valentine, and many more. Come early, hope to see you all opening night and say hello. Thanks!