Children's Playhouse of Maryland To Present THE ODD COUPLE at CCBC Essex


The Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc., in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, presents Neil Simon's comedy THE ODD COUPLE using male and female versions which will be presented on alternating dates. Each cast features eight student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County.

Both versions of THE ODD COUPLE have the same plot: A compulsive neat-freak moves in with a slovenly friend during a period of emotional stress. This mismatch is a source of hilarious comic situations, involving a circle of kooky acquaintances and neighbors. Many play-goers will be familiar with the television series and movie based on the play.

In the male version, Zach Miller of Baltimore as Oscar and Matt Demetrides of Baltimore as Felix have the lead roles. Other players are Josh Schoff of Dundalk (Murray), Philip Merrick of Baltimore (Roy), Alex Munk of Lansdowne (Speed), Will Foohey of Pikesville (Vinnie), Emily Wheeler of Bel Air (Cecily) and Maddie Ulevich of Phoenix, Md. (Gwendolyn). Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs the male version. THE ODD COUPLE male version will be performed October 27th, November 4th, and November 10th.

The leads in the female version are Jennifer Kneebone of Towson (Olive) and Zoe Feldman of Baltimore (Florence). Erin Sullivan of Bel Air (Vera), Caroline Halligan of Towson (Sylvia), Tiffany Flaharty of Abingdon (Renee). Eva Hellerbach of Baltimore (Mickey), Joey Bird of Phoenix (Manolo) and Charlie Holt of Kingsville (Jesus) round out the cast. Diane Smith directs the female version. The female version will be presented October 28th, November 3rd and November 11th.

All performances begin at 1 pm in the "J" Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission and $8 for birthday parties or scout troops. Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm or at the door, space permitting, before each performance.

The CCBC Lecture Hall is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Please request accommodations at the time of ticket purchase. For more information, please call the Box Office, or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions, go to

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc. is a not for profit community theatre dedicated to youth performers ages 18 and under.

The Community College of Baltimore County ( offers hundreds of programs and thousands of courses helping people of all ages, backgrounds and interests earn degrees, transfer, launch or advance careers, and prepare for in-demand jobs.

Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named "Great Colleges to Work For."

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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