Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Odd Couple
Miners Alley Playhouse: 7/18 – 8/24
     Neil Simon is one of this country’s most prolific and beloved playwrights. Simon has written over thirty plays, most of which have garnered critical acclaim, Tony Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize.
“The Odd Couple, directed by Robert Kramer is one of Simon’s very best.
     The movie is such an icon of film comedy that it would be hard for anyone to approach the comic genius of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
     James O’Hagan-Murphy’s performance as the neat-pin hypochondriac Felix Ungar is at his best giving the “moose calls” to clear out his sinuses.

                                              Left to Right: James O'Hagan-Murphy and Len Matheo

     Len Matheo’s portrayal of the quintessential slob,Oscar Madison is funniest in scenes such as the one in which he launches linguini onto the kitchen wall.
     Missy Moore and Samara Bridwell play the upstairs neighbors Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon with lots of bird-like mannerisms such as hand fluttering and head bobbing.
     Caroline Smith’s costume design is remarkable. So are Jonathan Scott-McKean’s scenic design and Vance McKenzie’s lighting.
     Simon’s script brims with physical comedy and wise cracks galore!

The supporting cast includes: Scott Cuzac Tuffield as Speed, Sam Gilstrap as Murray, Ryan Goold as Roy and Greg Alan West as Vinnie.

“The Odd Couple”
This award-winning comedy is one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, and will leave you rolling in the aisles.
July 18 – Aug. 24
Fri. and Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun @ 6 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., August 24) $23.    Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
303-935-3044 or online at

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