Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bridgewater and Wichmann to Star as Felix and Oscar

The most hilarious mismatched roommates in the history of Broadway comedy are coming back to Hanover Tavern in this brand new production of one of America's favorite comedies. Directed by Joe Pabst (last seen at Barksdale in Brooklyn Boy), The Odd Couple will open June 29 and run through August 12, with extension probable.

And who will be filling Felix's shiny wingtips and Oscar's grubby sneakers? None other than Barksdale and Theatre IV All-Stars (and audience favorites) Dave Bridgewater (last seen at the Tavern in Over the River and Through the Woods) and Scott Wichmann (last seen as the Cowardly Lion in Theatre IV's The Wizard of Oz).













Other cast members include the two delectible Pigeon sisters (Jennifer Frank and Jen Meharg) and the four poker-playing buddies (Jeff Clevinger, Steve Moore, Mark Persinger and Derek Phipps). All indications are that The Odd Couple is going to sell out fast, so please call the box office to make your reservations TODAY!

Last produced by Barksdale in 1973, Neil Simon's irrestibly funny play tells the story of two friends (one divorced and the other recently separated) who decide to share an apartment … with sidesplitting results. Don't miss the sheer pleasure of rediscovering all over again the reasons we all first fell for this rousing American classic.

7 comments:

steve z said...

I caught Jen Meharg in a delightful staged reading of The Odd Couple when Richmond Ensemble Theatre was still around. Delightful!

Anonymous said...

I called to get tickets and the blog is right. Lots of good seats are already gone. I urge everyone to call soon if you want to catch this great pairing.

Anonymous said...

Who stretched Scotty's face?

russrowland said...

Well, Scotty is a very flexible fella. He's on one of those crazy gotta fit the picture on the page diets. I told him he was the perfect weight already. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

It's great to see so many new faces at the Tavern. Other than David Bridgewater (whom we welcome back to Hanover any time we can get him), all seven of the other cast members are new to the Tavern. At least I don't remember their having performed here before. Am I right?

Scott Wichmann said...

Oh, man-- that headshot was my first one from back in november of 1991. I was a freshman at Wagner College on Staten Island. Of course, the two giant Chiclets in the front will never change; I look like a beaver!!

Trixie Delight said...

And an adorable little beaver at that! I'll be the odd half of your couple anytime.