Du 4 au 25 mai 2008
The Odd Couple
Par Neil Simon
Mise en scène par Diana Leblanc
The Odd Couple de Neil Simon raconte l’histoire de Felix Ungar, maniaque de la propreté et rédacteur de nouvelles névrosé qui, mis à la porte par son épouse, emménage avec Oscar Madison, rédacteur sportif négligé. Neil Simon a fondé la pièce sur l’expérience vécue par son frère Danny et l’a décrite comme : « Deux hommes – un divorcé et un séparé, incertains quant à la raison de l’échec de leurs mariages respectifs – emménagent ensemble pour économiser de l’argent pour la pension alimentaire et découvrent subitement qu’ils vivent les mêmes conflits et disputes qu’ils vivaient dans leurs mariages. »
“I know him. He’s too nervous to kill himself. Wears his seat belt in a drive-in movie.” – Oscar on Felix
Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple tells the story of Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat-freak newswriter, who is thrown out by his wife and moves in with Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Simon based the play on his brother Danny’s true-life experience and described it as: “Two men - one divorced and one estranged and neither quite sure why their marriages fell apart - who move in together to save money for alimony and suddenly discover they’re having the same conflicts and fights they had in their marriages.”
Don't miss Sunday-@-the-Segal for the upcoming production, The Odd Couple, as they welcome local connoisseur of comedy, Andy Nulman.
Andy prides himself as having always marched to the beat of a different drum. Who better, then, to talk about being odd? Sunday-@-the-Segal guarantees to be different, surprising, unexpected, fun, unique and innovative.
Andy is the President and CMO of Airborne Mobile but is perhaps best known for his 15-year tenure as CEO of Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival. An acclaimed and thought-provoking public speaker who has motivated and challenged Fortune 500 companies such as GM, Eveready/Energizer, 3M and Wal-Mart, Mr. Nulman has also written two best-selling books, How To Do The Impossible and I Almost Killed George Burns. Andy was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 business leaders by the Financial Post in 1997, voted one of the Top 100 Montrealers of the 20th Century by the Montreal Gazette in 2000 and was honoured as a distinguished recipient of the McGill Management Achievement Award in 2004.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby
Une création du Théâtre Leanor & Alvin Segal
Théâtre Leanor & Alvin Segal (Saidye-Bronfman)
5170, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
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