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THE ODD COUPLE : WHEN OPPOSITES CLASH, GREAT COMEDY ENSUES

This is a masterful comedy by Neil Simon.

The play  starts with Oscar enjoying a cards night with his friends.  This is a mens only club and they behave in a very relaxed and slovenly way. They are one man down.

Late in the night Oscar receives a  call to say that his friend Felix has been thrown out of his house by his wife and is roaming the street like a lost soul. The group ate very worried about him, knowing what a sensitive soul he is. They conspire, in the event that Felix comes to the door, to pretend to know nothing about  Felix’s drama. Continue reading THE ODD COUPLE : WHEN OPPOSITES CLASH, GREAT COMEDY ENSUES

STOP KISS

A delicate dance is played out in Diana Son's STOP KISS. Pic Xavier Mansfield
A delicate dance is played out in Diana Son’s STOP KISS. Pic Xavier Mansfield

How good was that! As I was making my way out of the ATYP’s Studio 1 Theatre, this was my immediate and emphatic response to the ATYP’s current production, Anthony Skuse’s Australian premiere production of New York playwright Diana Son’s 1998 play STOP KISS.

From every angle one looks at, this show succeeds. The play is a wonderful piece of writing with intersecting storylines meeting to maximum impact.

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