Masquers: The Odd Couple, Female Version
"Simon Says" 3 Neil Simon Comedies

When:August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Jenkins Hall Theater
Admission:$10; discounts available

About this event:
Armstrong AMT Masquers student theatre troupe opens its Fall 2011 season with “Simon Says" reprisal performances of its hit summer comedy series. The troupe will perform each show one time: The Odd Couple: Female Version, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and Barefoot in the Park.

Thursday, August 25th: The Odd Couple: Female Version is Simon's tongue-in-cheek hearth-warm tale of two utterly mismatched roommates – Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. This estrogen-filled spinoff of Simon’s original, similarly titled comic masterpiece elaborates the inevitably riotous situational drama that arises when subtle contrasts between a slob and neat-freak embrace, beginning the cozy domestic narrative on a quiet Friday night innocently at home with a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit.

Friday, August 26th: The Prisoner of Second Avenue is his hysterically poignant portrayal of the downward spiral set in motion by failed Manhattan executive Mel Edison’s overwhelming economic and personal tribulations. Subsidized by his concerned wife’s undying support, Mel attempts to deal with his newfound unemployment, abusive Summer heat, sound-polluting city noise, offensive neighbors, and Manhattan’s requisite experience of being robbed in broad daylight. Will Mrs. Edison’s ascent into the marketplace balance the ledger, or does Mel’s cabin fever drive him to a nervous breakdown?

Saturday, August 27th: Barefoot in the Park is Simon's his longest running hit, a trouble-in-paradise comical insight into the suddenly complicated and compromising lives of newlyweds Paul and Corie. Personality differences aside, they find an assortment of challenging troubles with their new apartment: lack of heat, a hole in the skylight, several flights of stairs, eccentric neighbors, and Corie's constantly visiting mother. Is this marriage built to last, or will the quirky challenges they encounter break them apart?

Make plans now to see all three productions. All performances are at Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater and begin at 7:30 p.m.

General admission: Only $10 for each show.
Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children.
Armstrong students, faculty and staff admitted free of charge with valid PirateCard.

Call 912.344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.