Saturday 8 October 2011

"The Odd Couple", Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw The Odd Couple this afternoon at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District.

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of twentieth century American comedy. The pairing of Diego Matamoros' Felix and Albert Schultz's Oscar received rave reviews in 2008 and both will resume their hilarious, tender friendship.

We'd never been to this theatre and were looking forward to it. The theatre is cute. Our seats were great ... row D, seats 1 and 2.

It's a three act play with two 15 minute intermissions. I didn't find it dragged at all.

I haven't seen the movie but had watched the TV show. For the first ten minutes or so, I was comparing Jack Klugman and Tony Randall with Albert Schultz and Diego Matamoros, the actors in the play. It was better once I let it go.

This was a funny play and the actors did a good job.