January 24 through February 16, 2014. Neil Simon's comic masterpiece, The Odd Couple - both the original version and Mr. Simon's re-write for women - performed in repertory. The hilarious plot centers on a pair of mismatched characters who are forced to cohabitate. One is careless and sloppy, the other a meurotic neat freak. Together they make arguably one of the most memorable pair of roommates ever written, in league with Laverne & Shirley or Bert and Ernie. Simon adapted the play in 1985 to feature a pair of female roommates: Felix Ungar and Oscar adison became Florence and Olive, the The Female Odd Couple.
The play came to Broadway in 1965, became a film in 1968, and was a successful ABC televison series 1970 through 1975. The Odd Couple was performed at the CTC in 1987 and was done in repertory with male and female casts. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8538. For showtimes please visit theatrecentre.com.