Carlow Little Theatre Brings 'The Odd Couple' to Life

Carlow Little Theatre Society presents Neil Simon's classic comedy "The Odd Couple" at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre from May 23-26, 2024. The production, directed by Mark Cradock, features a talented local cast and promises to bring the beloved story to life.

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Carlow Little Theatre Brings 'The Odd Couple' to Life

Carlow Little Theatre Brings 'The Odd Couple' to Life

The Carlow Little Theatre Society is set to present Neil Simon's classic comedy play, The Odd Couple, at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre at Visual from May 23-26, 2024, at 8pm nightly. The production, directed by Mark Cradock, promises to bring the beloved story of mismatched roommates to life with a talented local cast.

Set in 1960s New York, The Odd Couple follows the story of Felix Ungar, a neurotic neat freak who is thrown out by his wife and moves in with his easygoing and slovenly friend, Oscar Madison. As Felix's fastidious habits clash with Oscar's relaxed lifestyle, their friendship and sanity are put to the ultimate test. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1965, has become a timeless classic, inspiring numerous adaptations, including a successful film and television series.

The Carlow Little Theatre Society's production features a stellar cast of local talent. Paul McManus takes on the role of Oscar Madison, while Jamie Dockery portrays Felix Ungar. The supporting cast includes Paul Dunne as Speed, Paddy O'Byrne as Murray, Johnny Mulhare as Roy, John Jennings as Vinnie, Aoife Reddy as Gwendolyn, and Niamh Deay as Cecily.

Director Mark Cradock expressed his excitement about bringing this beloved play to Carlow audiences. "The Odd Couple is a true comedy classic that has stood the test of time,"Cradock said. "We have an incredibly talented cast who have worked tirelessly to bring these iconic characters to life. We can't wait to share theirperformanceswith the community."

TheCarlow Little Theatre Societyhas been a fixture in the local arts scene since its founding in 1945. The group has produced numerous plays over the years, ranging from classic dramas to contemporary comedies. Their commitment to fostering local talent and providing high-quality theatre experiences has made them a beloved institution in the community.

Tickets for The Odd Couple are €22 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 059 9172400 or emailing [email protected]. The Carlow Little Theatre Society has a busy remainder of the year ahead, with upcoming productions including a dramatic piece about John Tyndall during Heritage Week, a one-act festival in the autumn, and Hugh Leonard's acclaimed play Da at Visual in October.

The Carlow Little Theatre Society's production ofThe Odd Couplepromises to be a highlight of thelocal arts calendar. With a talented cast, experienced director, and a timeless script, this event is sure to delight audiences and showcase the vibrant theatre community in Carlow. Don't miss your chance to see this classic comedy brought to life on the George Bernard Shaw Theatre stage.