The Odd Couple

April 14-29, 2017

“Overall, I am pleased to say that Heather J. Roach has directed a production with such heart. The Odd Couple is sure to give local audiences a perfect night out full of great comedy.” – Natasha Ashley,

“Facing high audience expectations — and those inevitable comparisons — director Heather J. Roach has to deliver; and she does so with two plucky, distinctive leads and an appealing ensemble.” – Linda Lowen,

“The Odd Couple has been one of the most-often produced American stage comedies of the last half-century. This Central New York Playhouse revival demonstrates why.” – James MackIllop, Syracuse NewTimes

“Karen Greenfield as divorcee Cecily and Libby Montecalvo as widow Gwendolyn … bring the show suddenly to life. After having been invited to share a London broil with the boys, the ladies laugh and flirt, chuckle and chortle, weep on cue and squeal in delight ” Russ Tarby, Eagle Bulletin

The winner of our NATC Revival Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple will be restaged on the CNYP stage. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.


Oscar Madison: John Melvin
Felix Unger: Eric Feldstein
Murray: Phil Brady
Speed: James Magnarelli
Vinnie: Derek Potocki
Roy: Chris Shepherd
Cecily Pigeon: Karen Greenfield
Gwendolyn Pigeon: Libby Montecalvo

Production Team

Director: Heather Roach
Producer: Keith Arlington
Stage Manager: Christopher Lupia
Costumer: Capri Merrifield
Set Design: Dustin Czarny
Set Construction: Christopher Lupia
Sound Design: Robert G. Searle