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Starlight Community Theater to present The Odd Couple


PHOENIX – What do you get when you mix two opposite personalities? In the upcoming Starlight Community Theater production of The Odd Couple, the audience will be getting a lot of laughs. Performances start on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

This classic comedy by Neil Simon opens with a group of the guys assembled for cards in the grimy, grubby apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious and depressed, Felix seems desperate. When the clean-freak Felix and the slob Oscar decide to room together, The Odd Couple is born.

Starlight’s production cast is comprised of ariZoni award winners and nominees, along with seasoned veterans and a new thespian. Cast members include Christopher Martinez, Dan Meiller, Peter Wilson, Rick Tejera, Jennifer Weston, Jeff Jones, Cassie Ellis, and Raymond Gallardo. Director Barbara L. Surloff has been a theatre educator and director for the past 40-plus years and has received numerous awards. She has been involved in directing and stage-managing productions for Starlight Community Theater, Glendale Little Theater, the Deer Valley Community Players, and the Trilogy Players. 

Performances will be held on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m., Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available online at for all performances of The Odd Couple. Tickets are $15 per person; for a limited time, advance purchase tickets are available online for $12.

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All shows will be held at the Starlight Community Theater, located at 1611 W Whispering Wind Dr. #9, in north Phoenix.