Above: This spring, the cast of The Regis Repertory performed Neil Simon's The Odd Couple March 19-21 in the Auditorium.
The Regis Repertory focused their efforts this spring on producing the highly amusing and highly energetic Neil Simon play, The Odd Couple. Auditions began immediately after the New Year, with rehearsals lasting ten weeks thereafter. The cast developed great chemistry throughout their preparations, and the show formally opened for audiences March 19-21.
Pictured: The event program for this year's Regis Repertory production of The Odd Couple.
The Odd Couple is a classic American comedy authored by Neil Simon and premiered on Broadway in 1965. The play features Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter who is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. In his last Regis Repertory performance, senior Justin Sansone ’15 provided a finished performance as the compulsive and neurotic Felix. The normally-taciturn junior Nicholas Catapano ’16 provided a lively performance as the slovenly, sardonic and boisterous Oscar. Both Justin and Nick developed the necessary rapport needed to highlight the differences between the two characters.
The male cast was rounded out by Regis Repertory veterans Peter Wrobleski ’15 (Roy) and Nicolas Ortiz ’16 (Murray), and first-time performers Vincent D’Avanzo ’17 (Vinnie) and Nicholas Cimaszewski ’17 (Speed). The two female parts were ably handled by Marymount’s Sophie Rizzieri (Gwendolyn) and Aisling McDonagh (Cecily).
Additional support for this year’s performance came from Mr. John Hannon ’0X, moderator of the Regis Stage Crew, and Ms. Karin Miller-Lewis (costume designer). Thank you to all who helped support the Regis Repertory’s spring production.