SUBMIT ABOUT FAQ
PEOPLE COMPANIES VENUES
LOGIN NEW USER PRODUCTIONS
REVIEWERS SIX DEGREES
A User-Driven Site for Theater in Atlanta, Georgia
fairreview [ALL REVIEWERS]
Companies Reviewed#
Cobb Players1
Average Rating Given : 5.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :
REVIEWS

The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon
Odd Couple Delivers More than a "Couple" of Laughs
Thursday, January 22, 2004
5.0
I had the pleasure of seeing The Odd Couple at Cobb Playhouse during the opening weekend and was thoroughly entertained. I had somehow missed seeing a production of this play before, but was glad I finally saw it. This work by Neil Simon is still as vibrant today as it was when it was written.

Director David Kronawitter puts the actors through a terrific pace to achieve the frenzy that Felix (played brilliantly by Neil Matchan) lives every day. It is equally evident after the first scene when Felix is introduced, that the laid back lifestyle of Oscar had changed forever. Tom DeBell offers a perfect counterpart to the character of Felix in his portrayal of regular guy Oscar. The chemistry of this duo has to be seen to be appreciated!

Rounding out the cast, the supporting actors deliver the needed quirks and everyday people qualities which make them more than just set dressing for the stars. The poker game scenes and the entrances of the Pigeon sisters which highlight these actors are just as strong as any other scene. The development of the supporting characters was not left to chance in this show. Every one of these cast members is consistent and walks the fine line of being true and passionate in the role assigned while not stealing focus from fellow actors on stage.

Thanks to the entire cast and production team for a very worthwhile and enjoyable evening of comedy. Leave the tissues at home and come prepared to laugh out loud for a change.

OPENING SOON
Gianni Schicci and Buosos Ghost
by Puccini and Ching
Capitol City Opera Company
CLOSING SOON
Gianni Schicci and Buosos Ghost
by Puccini and Ching
Capitol City Opera Company
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Lionheart Theatre Company
Ragtime
by Book: Terrence McNally, Music/Lyrics: Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Live Arts Theatre
Six Degrees of Separation
by John Guare
ACT1
The Pitmen Painters
by Lee Hall
Theatrical Outfit
NOW PLAYING
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Centerstage North Theatre
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Dixie Swim Club
by Hope, Wooton, Jones
Academy Theatre
Gimme Liberty or Gimme Death, A Hamiltonesque Mystery
by John Babcock
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
by Allison Gregory
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Men with Money
by Bill Nelson and Joseph Trefler
Aurora Theatre
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
ParaNoirmal and Other Encounters
by Allen, Bodhaine, Steadman, Kiernan, and Strickland
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Lionheart Theatre Company
Ragtime
by Book: Terrence McNally, Music/Lyrics: Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Live Arts Theatre
Six Degrees of Separation
by John Guare
ACT1
The Pitmen Painters
by Lee Hall
Theatrical Outfit

©2012 TheaterReview.com. All rights reserved.