HAMILTON – Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece The Odd Couple takes the stage at the Palace Theater in Hamilton for three performances. This classic comedy is presented by the Palace Players and features Michael McCormack (Norwich) and Mark Walden (Hamilton) as Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar.
“Scarcely a moment that is not hilarious,” raved the New York Times. Don’t miss the play called “wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny” by the New York Daily News. Recently separated and prone to both drama and fastidiousness, Felix Unger is welcomed into the home of his divorced friend, and consummate slob, Oscar Madison. What began with the best intentions between friends, however, quickly devolves into the tidiest chaos imaginable between the two most ill suited roomies in theatrical history.
Vito Bolognone (Earlville), Christopher Farrell (Hamilton), Mason McDowell (Eaton), and Bruce Ward (Hamilton) appear as Felix and Oscar’s poker buddies Speed, Vinnie, Roy, and Murray. Jan Webb Guistwite (Sherburne) and Shari Taylor (Earlville) play Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon, Oscar’s upstairs neighbors. Dominick Pangallo (Hamilton) directs the production, with stage management by Kate Reynolds (Sherburne), stage crew by Faith Wider, and set design by Colgate University student Andrada Danila (Class of 2015). Lighting design is by Kevin Lane, sound design by Dominick Pangallo and Luke Marshall, and costumes are designed by Patricia von Mechow and cast.
Show dates and times are Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students (with ID). Group rates are available for 20 or more. Reservations may be made by calling 315-824-1420 and are highly recommended. Tickets may also be purchased at the Palace box office (Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and two hours prior to each show); payment is accepted by Visa, Mastercard, Colgate Gatecard, cash, or check payable to The Palace Theater.
The Palace Players are Hamilton’s independent community theater group, performing at the Palace Theater on Utica Street. They strive to enrich the cultural and economic fabric of the greater Hamilton community through the performing arts. To learn more about The Palace Theater and its national shows, in addition to their community theater productions visit www.palacetheater.org or call (315) 824-1420.