Opposites will attract at Lionheart Theatre


Poker night will never be the same at slob Oscar’s apartment when neat-freak Felix moves in as the Lionheart Theatre presents “The Odd Couple.” (Photo: Richard L. Phillips)


• What: “The Odd Couple”

• When: 7:30 p.m. today, runs through Sept. 28. Dates and times vary.

• Where: Lionheart Theatre, 10 College St., Norcross

• Cost: $10 to $15

• For more information: Visit www.lionheartthea...

NORCROSS — After a long week, sometimes it’s good to have a long laugh.

Beginning today, the Lionheart Theatre presents “The Odd Couple,” a comedy about Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar written and created by Neil Simon which was later turned into a television show. The play is directed by Barry King.

Oscar is a divorced, messy sportswriter who doesn’t take life too seriously while Felix, on the other hand, is an up-tight, neat, neurotic news writer, whose wife recently left him.

The men join together with other friends for a night of poker, which brings out more of Felix’s obsessions, such as compulsive cleaning, perfect cooking and precision in his checkbook.

For some reason, the slob and the neat freak decide to move in together, but patterns of their own downfalls begin to reappear in their current situation which leads to laughs and chaos. The once best friends begin to become foes, but learn to adapt to each other’s ways — for now.

There is a complimentary dessert is served at intermission.

“The Odd Couple” runs through Sept. 28.