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THE ODD COUPLE

MALE & FEMALE VERSIONS
January 24 through February 16, 2014
By Neil Simon
SOLD OUT This Friday and Saturday (opening weekend, Jan 24 & 25).
Chattanooga Theatre Centre welcomes 'Odd Couples' - Clint Cooper, Chattanooga Now (Chattanooga Times Free Press) - January 23, 2014

Ninety Years of Comedy - a testimonial video created by Lee Wright and Wadel Media

Neil Simon's comic masterpiece, The Odd Couple - both the original version and Mr. Simon's re-write for women - performed in repertory.  The hilarious plot centers on a pair of mismatched characters who are forced to cohabitate.  One is careless and sloppy, the other a neurotic neat freak.  Together they make arguably one of the most memorable pair of roommates ever written, in league with Laverne & Shirley or Bert and Ernie.  Simon adapted the play in 1985 to feature a pair of female roommates: Felix Ungar and Oscar adison became Florence and Olive, the The Female Odd Couple.

FlorenceandOliveThe Female Odd Couple Performances:
Friday, Jan 24 @ 8pm - Opening Night SOLD OUT
Friday, Jan 31 @ 8pm - followed by Ghost Light Session
Sunday, Feb 2 - @ 2:30pm
Thursday, Feb 6 @ 7pm
Saturday, Feb 8 @ 8pm
Thursday, Feb 13 @ 7pm
Saturday, Feb 15 @ 8pm




In the women’s version, which opens the series Friday, January 24 (SOLD OUT), Carlene Conway plays the unkempt Olive and Katlyn Gabor is cast as the tidy Florence. 

OscarandFelixThe Odd Couple (original male version) performances:
Saturday, Jan 25 @8pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, Jan 30 @7pm (real-time captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing)
Saturday, Feb 1 @ 8pm
Friday, Feb 7 @ 8pm
Sunday, Feb 9 @ 2:30pm
Friday, Feb 14 @ 8 pm
Sunday, Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm


In the men’s version, opening the following night, Zach DeSutter (a newcomer to our stage) is Oscar and Sanford Knox, Jr., is Felix. 
Gabor, DeSutter, and Knox all do double duty – appearing in supporting roles in the opposite production. Beth Gumnick directs both.

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Seated from left: The Messy Ones: Carlene Conway as Olive and Zach DeSutter as Oscar.
Standing, The Neat Ones: Sanford Knox as Felix and Katlyn Gabor as Olive.

Our casts directed by Beth Gumnick and Stage Managed by Kenndra Anthony are:  Female Version:  Dana Cole, Carlene Hayes Conway, Zach DeSutter, Katlyn Gabor, Karen Henderson, Sanford Knox, Jr., Judy LaMance, and Kathy Webb.
Male Version:  Loribeth AldrichEric Bushey, Zach DeSutter, Katlyn Gabor, John Hammons, Sanford Knox, Jr., Douglas May, and Jonathan Smith.

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Thank you to our co-producer, First Tennessee Bank 



The play came to Broadway in 1965, became a film in 1968, and was a successful ABC televison series 1970 through 1975.

The Odd Couple was performed at the CTC in 1987 and was done in repertory with male and female casts.