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Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple’ to be performed April 12-13, 18-20 by Idaho State University School of Performing Arts

Posted April 3, 2013

The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts will present the Neil Simon play "The Odd Couple" at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at the Rogers Black Box Theatre in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Play posterThe play features the character Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat-freak news writer who is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a messy sportswriter.

Despite Madison's problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life.

Ungar, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes.  Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him.  Madison, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Ungar has had a positive effect on him.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $14 for ISU faculty and staff and seniors; $10 for children under 18; $7 for ISU students with valid Bengal Card; and $10 per person for a group rate of 10 or more people.

Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office in person or by phone at (208) 282-3595, Vickers Western Wear in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, PSUB Campus Connection Desk (Information Desk) or can be ordered online at