The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon

Directed by Don Taylor
April 12 - May 6, 2007

 The poker-playing group is interrupted by the arrival of one of their own who has
just separated from his wife. The meticulous and tense Felix Unger is invited
to move in with the divorced slob Oscar Madison. What follows is pure Simon!

PRODUCTION PHOTOS (Coming Soon!)
 

THE CAST

JON HAQUE (Oscar Madison) makes his Jewel Box debut! He has appeared at City Rep, Children’s Theatre and OSP in such shows as A Year with Frog and Toad, Little Me, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Comedy of Errors, The Complete History (Abridged) and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) to name a few. Jon just completed the digi-film Stacked Dead Actors. His daytime gig is Graphic Artist and videographer at OETA. Jon thanks Don, the cast and crew and his #1 fan...Mom.

ROB MAY (Felix Unger) won a Best Actor Gem Award as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. Rob has appeared in roles at OSP, Carpenter Square, Lyric Theatre, and was last seen at Jewel Box in this season’s Dark of the Moon. Married for 29 years with 2 grown daughters, he thanks his wife Jaye for understanding his grumpiness when he hasn’t done a show in a while.
KEVIN LOGAN (Speed) has done special effects make-up, gags, written several screenplays for independent productions, and makes his Jewel Box debut, following an eight-year hiatus from the stage, in one of his favorite plays of all time. He has acted in the short films, The Break-Up, Wannabe a Mobster and most recently The Last Beer.
GLEN HALLSTROM (Murray) comes from the wilds of Southern California (Long Beach) where he was involved in college community theatre, two marriages and hunting for junk food. He was captured by the lovely Rebecca and transported to Oklahoma, where he distinguished himself at Jewel Box in such roles as Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace and Max Levine in Heaven Can Wait.  
SHAWN HICKS (Roy) This is Shawn’s second show at Jewel Box, having appeared as the over-protective son in this season’s first show, Someone to Love. Shawn recently moved to Oklahoma and hopes this is the beginning of many years doing theatre in the city.
JOE MOORE (Vinnie) makes his Jewel Box debut with this production! Favorite past roles include Yank in Ten Little Indians and Dad in Alone Together, both at Cynthia Poteet Theatre, and Joe in We Bombed in New Haven at the Atlanta Alliance. We welcome him to Jewel Box!
RENEE PITTS (Gwendolyn Pigeon) makes her Jewel Box debut, having previously appeared in Crimes of the Heart at Oklahoma City Community College. A screenwriter and playwright, Renee may also be familiar to audiences from her television appearances on such shows as “The Weakest Link”, “The Rikki Lake Show” and “The Jane Whitney Show”.
SHAWNA LINCK (Cecily Pigeon) has been active the last seven years at the Stage Door in Yukon, where some favorite past roles include Suzy in Wait Until Dark and Agnes Gooch/Sally Cato in Auntie Mame. In addition to acting, her directing credits include Annie, Jr. and most recently Seussical, the Musical. Shawna is thrilled to be making her Jewel Box debut with the fabulous Odd Couple cast and crew.

THE CREW

DON TAYLOR (Director) Don received the Best Play Gem Award for his direction of Driving Miss Daisy last season. This talented director has also made hits of God’s Favorite, The Matchmaker and On Golden Pond. Don made a delightful Scarecrow for Summerstock’s The Wizard of Oz last summer and has had roles in Dracula, Scrooge!, Bullshot Crummond, Bad Seed, Oklahoma! and Oliver! to name a few. On the Jewel Box Board of Advisors, he will be next season’s Chairperson.
AMY ACKERMAN (Stage Manager/Assistant Director) is excited to be working on another production with Don having stage-managed and assistant-directed last season’s Gem Award-winning Driving Miss Daisy as well as stage-managing God’s Favorite and On Golden Pond. You may remember Amy as the feisty Miss Metcalf in this season’s Dark of the Moon. Amy would like to thank her wonder crew. You ladies are amazing!
CHARLOTTE ROSE (Costumes) has costumed the entire season, receiving rave reviews for her work on Dark of the Moon and Greater Tuna. She has appeared in film, commercials, and industrials and has been the costume designer, and/or make-up artist for many area theaters.
CHRISTINE JAMES (Props/Assistant Stage Manager) is elated to be working with Don Taylor - God of Theatre, Amy Ackerman - her fabulous mentor and every member of this hysterical cast and crew. This is Christine’s Jewel Box debut, but some of her stage credits include Isabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra. She wishes to thank Don and Amy, her mom, dad and stepmom for all their love and support.
AMANDANELL BOLD previously worked on the running crew for this season’s Greater Tuna as well as St. Scarlet at Carpenter Square and Anything Goes at Edmond Memorial High School. Favorite past roles include Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical and Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland, both at Family Theater Warehouse.
SHERLEE MARRS is a 9th grader at Classen, where she as been involved in such shows as The Nutcracker, Big River and Dangerous Liaisons. While in middle school she got the bug for backstage work. After graduation from college she would like to find work in the medical field. This is Sherlee's first community theatre production. We welcome her!
DONNA MACKIE Since Driving Miss Daisy, Donna has appeared in a number of productions with her husband, Harvey: Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest for OSP; Love Letters and Christmas Carol at OCTC; Into the Woods at the Poteet Theatre; and as a corpse in St. Scarlet at Carpenter Square.
LINDA RANSOM has been involved in several area productions as part of the running crew for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), The Complete History of America, and Greater Tuna. A bunko addict, Linda also serves as a board member for the Miss Oklahoma City University Scholarship Pageant.

SHEILA SEWELL is a deputy court clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Her interest in theatre has grown from her daughter's join in acting. Previously, Shelia served on the crew for Compleat Works of Shakespeare, Abridged (Poteet and Sooner Theatres). A Complete History of America and Nunsense (Poteet). She and her family have attended productions at Jewel Box for many years and is thrilled to have the opportunity to help with this production!

DAVID HESTER - Lighting/Sound Design
RICHARD HOWELLS -
Set Construction
CARTER CAYWOOD -
Program Cover Art Design
BARRETT DAVIDSON -
Program Layout
JIM BECKEL -
Publicity Pictures

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