The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon
February 17 - 27
Thursdays - Sundays at Hill Country Community Theatre
2003 W. FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores (click for map)
Eight Highland Lakes area residents have been chosen as the cast of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, which will play February 17-27 at the Hill Country Community Theatre. Cast into the lead role of Oscar Madison is HCCT veteran actor Anson Hahn, who has appeared in a dozen productions at the theatre, while Robert King, Jr., will play Oscar’s fastidious roommate Felix Ungar. This will be Mr. King’s second appearance on the HCCT stage.
Other male cast members and their characters include: Stan Farmer as Speed, Paul Otis as Murray, Cameron Stewart as Roy and David Sweigart as Vinnie. Two HCCT newcomers--Laura Braden as Gwendolyn Pigeon and Julie Johnson as Cecily Pigeon--have been chosen for the show’s two female roles. The show is directed by HCCT veteran actor and director Wendy Ferrell, with Maury James as stage manager.
First premiering on Broadway in 1965, The Odd Couple is the story of divorced and slovenly Oscar Madison who decides to room with newly separated clean freak Felix Unger with hilarious results. The play has become one of the most popular storylines in the last 50 years and its title is now coined as a term that signifies an extremely mismatched pair.