Highlands Cashiers Players Open their 24th Season

Highlands Cashiers Players’ “The Odd Couple” opened Aug. 23 to a full house. Oscar and Felix, played by David Spivey and Lance Trudel were perfect foils for each other. Neil Simon would have been proud.

Veteran Highlands Cashiers Players director Tanj Marshall opened HCP’s 24th Season with Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at the Performing Arts Center on Aug 23 running through Aug 26 and again Aug 30-September 2. “The Odd Couple” has been called “a masterful work of situational comedy made especially strong by Simon’s gift for character and quip. And this play, unquestionably one of his very best and that out of a full gallery of comedy gems, qualifies as one of the great comedies to come from the mid-twentieth century American stage. If tragedy dissects, comedy uncovers and corrects”

Felix bat and Oscar

Felix, holding the bat played by David Spivey and Oscar played by Lance Trudel threatens Spivey with a spoon during Highlands/Cashiers Players production of the “Odd Couple.”

Put Felix, a fussy and compulsively neat person, together with the slovenly Oscar and contention and laughter begins.

“Having directed both The Odd Couple Female version and now The Odd Couple male version I can say that working with six males has been an amazing experience,” said Marshall. “They are all so talented they keep me on my toes and the laughs and the good times have been constant.”

gang and water

The cast of “The Odd Couple” perform at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands, N.C.

The Odd Couple opens August 23rd – 26th and August 30 September 29 at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 828-526-8084 or online at www.highlandscashiersplayers.org.  Season Subscriptions, which are an incredible savings, are also on sale.

The Pigeon sisters were a sight gag as well as well as very funny ladies. Ronnie Spilton and Betsy Miller worked off each other and Spivey with witty repartee while Felix (Trudel) sat there and fumed. The girls brought an extra sparkle to the show.

“The Odd Couple” continues August 30-September 29 at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 828-526-8084 or online at www.highlandscashiersplayers.org.  Season Subscriptions are also on sale.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s