The play begins with Oscar, a messy sportswriter and his buddies playing a card game in his extremely messy home. They notice that Felix, an extremely clean man is not there which is very unusual. They do no think anything of it until they get a call from his ex wife saying the split up and she does not know where he has been. Felix ends up moving in with Oscar and they both just clash because one is very clean and the other is very messy. Felix always found his enjoyment in cleaning up every single day while Oscar found it making the home as messy as he could. One day, Oscar could not take it anymore and kicked him out, but that is when he realized Felix actually did a lot of good for Oscar and the two stayed friends.
When viewing the play, I enjoyed it even more because of the fact that I had already read the script and also watched the movie. It was like I knew exactly what was going to happen, and when it did, it was twice as pleasurable. For example, in the beginning when Felix wanted something to drink and Oscar did not have the exact drink Felix wanted I knew he was going to say “No. I felt like a ginger ale.” Oscar’s apartment was definitely on point. From the beginning when it is extremely dirty all the way to the end when Felix freakishly keeps it clean and in order. The lighting design by Janet Roney was very nice throughout the play. Deborah C. Mello and Marci Finley nicely put the designs of the costumes together.
If there was one thing I did not enjoy about the play was the fact that sometimes when characters would enter, music would play and I would not be able to hear what they were saying because it was too loud. Luckily I had an idea of what was going on because I knew the script pretty well, so it was not that much of a bother to me.
All in all, Miami Dade College’s production of The Odd Couple was a fabulous put together play. Yes, there were some minor flaws but it was better than I expected it to be and I would definitely...
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