Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" for one weekend only at Triumvirate Soldotna

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” for one weekend only at Triumvirate Soldotna

Among the classics of Broadway, Motion Picture and Television comedy one of the all-time greats of the 20th Century has to be Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” On Broadway in 1965 it starred Walter Matthau as Oscar and the legendary Art Carney of Jackie Gleason’s “The Honeymooners” fame as Felix Unger. On the silver screen it delighted millions as Jack Lemmon took over as Felix and Walter Matthau continued as Oscar. When the Odd Couple was made for television the characters of Oscar and Felix were portrayed by Jack Klugman and Tony Randall who brought even still another generation of humor into homes around the world. This weekend the local talents of Ian McEwan and Jamie Nelson will bring Felix and Oscar back to life once again the way Neil Simon originally wrote it for live Broadway audiences at the Triumvirate Theatre in Soldotna. Supported by Dan Pascucci, Rob Ernst, Gary Hondel, Chris Jenness, Jenny Neyman and Amy Pascucci, The Odd Couple will not only provide a trip down memory lane for many, but a fresh comic experience for humor of a half century ago.

“We have not updated it, it’s the original script,” director Angie Nelson told the Dispatch, “I wanted to bring a classic to the Triumvirate in Soldotna that people are familiar with but put our twist on it with Ian and Jamie who have worked together in the past and have great chemistry on stage so I put them together for you to see the wackiness ensue,” she said. “The original is a bit sexist and puts women down quite a bit but that’s the way it was in the sixties, it’s humor and we can be grateful things have come a long way since then and lol at the way it was,” said Nelson. “The Odd Couple” will run this weekend only at the Triumvirate in Soldotna’s Peninsula Center Mall. Tickets are only $15.00 with shows Thursday and Friday at 7:00pm and two shows on Saturday with a matinee at 2:00pm. Advance tickets available at River City Books.

Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" for one weekend only at Triumvirate Soldotna

More in News

From right, Soldotna City Council members Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings, Dan Nelson and Jordan Chilson listen to testimony during a council meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Council to mull limits on use of Soldotna ADUs as short-term rentals

Accessory dwelling units refer to subordinate, detached units

Alaska State Troopers logo.
Wildlife Troopers and CES rescue hunter missing for 12 hours

State troopers were notified around 6 p.m. Wednesday that the hunter hadn’t returned

The Alaska State Capitol awaits a legislators forming new majority coalitions and the return of Gov. Mike Dunleavy after the winners of the general election were announced Wednesday. The Senate will have a 17-member bipartisan ruling coalition, while the House arrangement remains uncertain due to at least one likely recount and questions about partisan alignments. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Bipartisan majority formed for new state Senate

Eight Republicans join nine Democrats after many years of Republican rule

Dr. Michael Reyes manipulates ROSA during a demonstration at Central Peninsula Hospital on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Knee surgeries get assist from robot arms

Robotic Surgical Assistant, called ROSA, is a new addition to CPH and the first in Alaska

During a hearing at the Juneau Courthouse, 34-year-old Anthony Michael Migliaccio pleaded not guilty after he was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of a 55-year-old Juneau woman. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Man arrested in Juneau killing pleads not guilty

News follows a two-month investigation.

Kenai Finance Director Terry Eubank presents during a budget work session on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai tries again to fill city manager position

After 1st round of negotiations fall through, Kenai to pursue Eubank for role

Soldotna Montessori Charter School kindergartners parade with balloons around the school playground on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Balloons on parade

Montessori kids put spin on traditional Macy’s parade

Most Read