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WMAC Dinner Theater - The Odd Couple

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” (female version) Comes to Sparta in September! Sparta, Michigan – The West Michigan Arts Council will present “The Odd Couple” (female version), Neil Simon's 1985 adaptation of his Tony Award-winning Broadway comedy, at the Sparta Civic Center, 75 N. Union, for just one night on Saturday September 23rd. "Felix" and "Oscar" are now "Florence" and "Olive" in this riotously funny play centered around two wildly mismatched roommates living together in New York City. Kent Schuster will direct the Hit’n’Run Players in this hilarious comedy.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner starts at 6:00 pm with a full dinner provided by Distinctive Catering of Grand Rapids including barbeque meatballs, green salad, fruit salad, rolls, baked chicken, potato, cheddar macaroni salad, fresh green beans and a wide assortment of dessert items with coffee. The event also includes a cash bar with soft drinks, wine, beer, and assorted liquors with mixers. Proceeds will benefit the arts council.

After dinner, it’s laughter all the way. This updated, contemporary version of “The Odd Couple” follows fun-loving and messy Olive Madison and neurotic neat-freak Florence Unger, who come to live together after their respective marriages fail. Joined by their group of witty Trivial Pursuit-playing friends and a pair of suave Spanish neighbors, the best friends soon realize they make the worst of roommates. After only three weeks, they have driven each other crazy, disagreeing about responsibility, cleanliness, personal space and everything in between. Olive and Florence attempt to reconcile each other's idiosyncrasies while rekindling their respective social lives, with side-splitting results. Neil Simon’s work is intended for mature audiences, guests should be over 14 please.

For more information, visit the West Michigan Arts Council website where you can purchase tickets using this link: Space is limited to just 100 guests; there’s only one show and this event sells out every year.

Tickets are also available online at:

The West Michigan Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in Michigan with offices in the Sparta Chamber of Commerce building providing support for twenty regional performance and visual arts groups. More information can be found on their website:

Arts Rockford dba the West Michigan Arts Council is funded in part by the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and regional re-granting agency Lowell Arts.


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