Saint Ignatius High School

Odd Couple Finds Plenty of Company

The Saint Ignatius Harlequins put on a production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" during the weekend of October 20-22. It was a successful weekend, with the highest attendance for a non-musical play in the last six years.

During the weekend of October 20-22, the Saint Ignatius Harlequins put on a production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”. Needless to say, it was a hit. The play had the highest attendance figures for a non-musical play at Saint Ignatius for the last six years.

“The Odd Couple” is a comedy about a group of the guys who assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Ungar, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind. Ultimately a clean freak and slob room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

This year, the Harlequins are under the direction of Mr. David Hoover ’03, a member of the Fine Arts department and an assistant speech coach. Ticket sales were aided by the fact that all Catholic school students are offered free admission to Saint Ignatius drama events simply by showing their student IDs.

A huge congratulations are due to the cast, crew, and everyone involved in the production of "The Odd Couple” for their wonderful performance, and a big thanks to all who attended. Thank you for your support of the Fine Arts at Saint Ignatius.