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CLASSIC COMEDY: Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players present ‘The Odd Couple’
by Christine Fonville
July 15, 2014 11:51 AM | 858 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special / Robert Egizio and Alan Kilpatrick in 'The Odd Couple' at Stage Door Players, now through Aug. 3.
Special / Robert Egizio and Alan Kilpatrick in 'The Odd Couple' at Stage Door Players, now through Aug. 3.
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Dunwoody residents looking for a laugh can enjoy the Stage Door Players’ performance of “The Odd Couple,” which will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. until Aug. 3.

The classic comedy, written by Neil Simon, was first produced in 1965 and spawned a popular movie and long-running television series.

Director Shelly McCook said attendees can expect a show that is fun to watch.

“The show is really a classic and has been fun to work on and watch live with these particular actors because there is great chemistry,” McCook said. “Everything has come together with a really great set in our intimate setting so viewers really feel like they are in the room where the action is happening.”

She said the premise of the play is two guys with opposite personalities decide to room together and in doing so, created the original buddy comedy.

“The story is really about two friends who care about each other but absolutely can’t live together, which is relatable to everyone because sometimes we need to have that friend that is completely different from us to help us through a period of growth,” McCook said.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, $22 for students and $12 for children 12 and under. Alan Kilpatrick, who plays the character of Oscar Madison in the production, said the popularity of the show has tickets selling quickly.

“The show is a great comedy and classic American theater with funny, lovable characters who are all a little flawed in some way,” he said.

Kilpatrick said he feels Dunwoody residents should come out and see the play because it is a fun way to support the local arts in the community.

“This is a terrific theater right here in town that has grown leaps and bounds,” he said. “From getting to see one of the best directors in town working to the production team, sets, lights, costumes and sounds, it’s a wonderful part of the community.”

The theater is at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (770) 396-1726 or visit www.stagedoorplayers.net.

If you go:
When: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. until Aug. 3
Where: 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
Cost: $12 to $27
Information: (770) 396-1726 or www.stagedoorplayers.net

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