Still more a buddy show than a romantic comedy, Neil Simon's The Odd Couple explores issues far more complex and ultimately satisfying than the weekly personality clash comedy of the '70s television series adaptation. In director Jerry Whiddon's new production of Simon's three-act comedy Rick Foucheux and J. Fred Shiffman make for a memorable mismatched pair and play the same-sex couple aspects with just enough weight and texture. Foucheux seems to be having a great deal of fun as the affably grouchy sportswriter Oscar while Shiffman transforms Felix's eccentricities into some sharp stage work. To Nov. 28. The Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington, D.C.'s Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Tickets are $35 to $60. Call 800-494-TIXS or visit theaterj.org.
Read Tom Avila's full review here.
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