“The Odd Couple” opens with 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 as The Odd Couple is born.
Author: Neil Simon
The revival of “The Odd Couple” marked the directorial debut of Martha Smith. The show was first presented in the 1968-1969 season. This production was the first show to reduce the number of performances to six from the regular eight performances. The show took a hit at the box office because Players’ patrons were used to three weekends and the majority of patrons came during week two and three. The show did close with larger audiences who appreciated the comedy of the Neil Simon classic.