ANN ARBOR — The Emergent Arts Theatre Company will stage Neil Simon’s legendary comedy The Odd Couple at the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor on May 24-27.
The Odd Couple is a time capsule from a more innocent time, when America was on the verge of adulthood. The old ways were being trashed, families being redefined; even men were made to “discover themselves." In the middle of these topsy-turvy times, two former family men, Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, discover each other. The ensuing train crash of personalities becomes a perfectly damaged vehicle for the comic exploration of everything from suicide to the proper way to prepare a London broil.
The play has inspired a television series, two movies, and a phrase/title that has permeated the language and culture right up until the present.
Shows will take place in The Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin St., on the University Of Michigan campus. Shows are at 8 p.m. May 24 and May 25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 26; and 2 p.m. May 27. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $16 for seniors and students with ID. Discount tickets for the preview night performance on May 23 are $10. Tickets are available at www.emergentarts.com.