Ross Valley Players Presents THE ODD COUPLE

Ross Valley Players Presents THE ODD COUPLE

The Odd Couple is the late Neil Simon's finest and funniest comedy, and a delicious romp for all. The play won five Tony nominations and four Tony Awards when it debuted on Broadway in 1965, and lived on in film and television adaptations for many years. The hilariously miss-matched apartment mates -divorced and slovenly Oscar and obsessively neat Felix (whose marriage has just dissolved) - are joined by Oscar's poker buddies and a tempting pair of sisters, Cecily and Gwendolyn, who live upstairs. As the NY Times review of the original production stated, "There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious."

Mike Reynolds (Director) - He first became involved in theatre as a 13-year-old In Kansas City, MO. He was a founding member of several local companies including Northland Actors Ensemble, Imagination Playground and an adult improvisational company Full Frontal Comedy. He retired from his job in the police department to become a professional actor and director, coming to the Bay Area. Reynolds has served as Executive Director at California Conservatory Theatre in San Leandro and as Production Manager at Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito.

Jay Krohnengold (Director) - He brings to this show a host of credits as an actor, singer and vocal music director. He has appeared in drama, light opera and musical theatre throughout California, New York and Switzerland. Krohnengold's recent stage appearances include drama (All Is Calm, Prelude to a Kiss), comedy (Plaza Suite) and musicals (A Little Night Music, Brigadoon, and Kurt Weill's Berlin to Broadway). He has been featured in several made-for-television movies, commercials and films.

Full Cast:

David Boyll (Felix), Russ Whismore (Oscar), Jayme Catalano (Gwendolyn), Patrick Barr (Vinnie), Philip Goleman (Murray), Frederick Lein (Roy), Jill Wagoner (Speed), and Crystal Wilson (Cecily).

Now in its 89th year, Ross Valley Players, a non-profit arts organization, is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression, Ross Valley Players has introduced live theater to tens of thousands of Marin residents over the years. Each year, RVP presents a regular season of six full productions, running a total of 30 weeks. RVP offers special events and short-term productions outside the regular season. Plays include recent Broadway material, popular plays, classic theater, and a selection of works by well-known playwrights from around the world. RVP features all genres: comedy, drama, mysteries, and musicals. Their Ross Alternative Works (RAW) program presents short run, minimal set productions of original scripts by Bay Area playwrights.

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