The Odd Couple – The Show and it’s Performances

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The ODD COUPLE - Attractions
SHOW TIMES:

Evening Performances at 8 pm:
Oct 30,and Nov 4,5,6,11,12,13
Matinee Performances at 2 pm:
Oct 31, and Nov 7, 14

By order of the Provincial Health Officer:
* Proof of vaccination is required to enter the theatre.
* Masks are required inside the theatre for all patrons born in 2009 or earlier.

SHOW RUN:

Oct 30- Nov 14, 2021

Director’s Talk  is Friday Nov 5, 2021

The Preview is on Friday Oct 29, 2021 – it is the final dress rehearsal.

  • Running Time: approx 2 hours including the 15 minute intermission.
LOCATION:
TICKET PRICING:

From $31.50
The Preview is $25
~ GST and fees are additional

* Group Discounts available

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191.

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

OPEN 4:30pm on Performance Days 
Voicemail or email responses at other times
Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191

LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

Performance Evenings – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Performance Matinees – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ for $4 at the Value Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro – 1450 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interviews.

letter M with happy and sad theatre masks

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 58th (resumed) Season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. THE ODD COUPLE is our 527th show.

Rehearsal Pictures:

The ODD COUPLE Preparation
The ODD COUPLE Read Through
The ODD COUPLE | Action Read Throug
The ODD COUPLE - Over Worked
The ODD COUPLE | on your mark
The ODD COUPLE - Help
The ODD COUPLE - My Mistake
The ODD COUPLE | Set Rehearsal
The ODD COUPLE - Cards

Press Release:
The ODD COUPLE

Metro Theatre Vancouver is thrilled to raise the curtain with Neil Simon’s classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE directed by Catherine Morrison on stage Oct 30 – Nov 14, 2021.
The ODD COUPLE | Oscar & Felix
Whether you throw your potato chips on the floor or your poker chips on table,
“The Odd Couple” will bring you a grin.

 The play opens as a group of the guys are in the midst of their weekly poker game in the apartment of divorced sportswriter, Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. The last to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been thrown out by his wife. Felix is depressed and seems suicidal, leading Oscar to invite Felix to be his roommate. However, as Felix takes on the domestic mantle in the apartment and proves just how difficult he is to live with, Oscar is driven to the edge of madness. The final straw occurs when Felix refuses to follow through with a double-date Oscar has set up with the beautiful Pigeon sisters, who live in the same apartment block.  The characteristics that drove each of them to leave their wives soon have them at each other’s throats. 

“The Odd Couple is considered by many as one of the finest stage comedies ever written. I agree. Everyone can relate to both these men. Felix and Oscar, are as different as chalk and cheese. Neither of them are quite sure why their marriages fell apart– they move in together to save money for alimony and suddenly discover they’re having the same conflicts and fights they had in their marriages. Neil Simon’s comedy brilliance wins us early. And carries us throughout . ” 
Catherine Morrison, Director.

The Story

The Odd Couple charts the story of a well-meaning friend “Oscar” who out of loneliness, good-will and a desire to comfort his friend “Felix” offers him a place to stay, in his NY apartment.

“Felix” has been dumped by his wife of 12 years and is distraught. “Oscar ” has separated from his wife a few months prior. What could be more obvious then they set up house-keeping together? What could go wrong? The answer is everything.
The only snag in this perfect plan is that one is a neat-freak and one is a slob. They drive each other to distraction with their completely opposite domestic habits.

The ODD COUPLE | Oscar in action

The push-pull as they jockey for control under the eyes of their four poker-playing friends forms the crux of the story. But what really brings the relationship crashing down is “Oscar’s ” insistence on arranging a double-date with two English sisters living in their apartment building -“Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon’ .

“Felix’s” discomfort on this date is blatant and hilarious. No idea how to flirt with women; or even how to talk to them, he is laughably inept. After date night has crashed and burned, it is all out war with some of the best comic lines ever written.

Cast and Production Team

The ODD COUPLE Cast
CAST

SPEED ………………………………………………………….. Dovreshin MacRae
MURRAY ………………………………………………………. Michael S Weir
ROY ……………………………………………………………… Adam Abrams
VINNIE …………………………………………………………. Kimball Finigan
OSCAR MADISON …………………………………………. Rob Stover
FELIX UNGER .……………………………………………….. Adrian Maxwell
GWENDOLYN PIGEON ..………………………………… Tamara Prescott
CECILY PIGEON …………………………………………….. Camille Musseau

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR ………………………………………. Catherine Morrison
STAGE MANAGER ……………………………. Allison Kendall
ASM/PROPERTIES .…………………………. Colleen Shook, Deborah Watts,                                                             Karen Cooper, Susan Munkeskov
SET DESIGNER ……………………………….. Catherine Morrison
COSTUME DESIGNER ……………………… Claire Turner
SOUND DESIGNER ………..……………….. Roger Monk
LIGHTING DESIGNER ..……………………. Les Erskine
GENERAL MANAGER ..…………………….. Les Erskine
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ..…………………. Les Erskine
SCENIC CARPENTER ………………………. Robin Richardson
SCENIC PAINTING/SET DECORATION …………….. Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
COSTUME/PROPERTIES MANAGER ..………………. Claire Turner
PUBLICITY ………………………………………. Debra Danny
GRAPHIC DESIGN ..…………………….…… Barbara LaBounta
PHOTOGRAPHY ..……………………………. Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Reviews & Being Said

Big thanks to Julie MacLellan of the New West Record for this wonderful Preview.  Read all About it:

New Westminster actors star in
Metro Theatre’s The Odd Couple

Thanks to the  Delta Optimist for this great interview with Director Catherine Morrison.

Metro Theatre director excited
to give actors the gift of an audience again

A  big shout out to Cynthia Ramsay of  The Jewish Independent for this excellent article featuring  Adam Abrams who plays Roy in the show.

Jewish Independent Odd Couple On Now

Many  thanks to Monika of Entertainment Vancouver for coming out to the Director’s Talkback and posting this fantastic review of The ODD COUPLE.

Do yourself and favour and take time to see
the Metro Theatre production of The Odd Couple

Huge thanks to David C Jones for this awesome YouTube interview with some of the cast for The ODD COUPLE.

Directors Talk

Catherrine Morrison


Catherine Morrison and the cast of The Odd Couple did an informal chat about the show immediately following the Friday, November 5, 2021 performance.

They discussed the challenges in doing this play with the re-formatted structure from a three act to a two act play ( particularly for the props team !). Then Catherine opened the session up for questions.

There was no additional charge for the Director’s Talk. Folks just stayed in their seats or move up a bit closer to the stage – allowing for social distancing at all times. it lasted about 20 minutes.