“Fresh, richly hilarious and remarkably original. Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny.”
– The New York Post
Keep your friends CLOSE…or maybe NOT!!!
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre opens its 14th season with Tony Award-winning American original, THE ODD COUPLE. In light of the recent passing of playwright Neil Simon, the MET is proud to bring this comedic masterpiece to the Kansas City stage.
Felix is having a rough time. His marriage is ending, his attempted suicide is foiled at every turn, and his allergies might just be flairing up again. Things finally seem to turn around when recently-divorced pal Oscar offers to let him move in. Their mutual hopes of a leisurely bachelorhood are dashed, however, when neat-freak Felix begins to impose his sense of order on Oscar’s perfect pigsty of an apartment. Hilarity ensues as both men doggedly defend their own way of life, discovering once and for all that, to paraphrase the old saw, “A lifelong friend is someone you haven’t LIVED WITH yet.”
From Neil Simon, the undisputed master of American Comedy, comes this wild, wonderful, whirling story of beers, buddies and boundaries. Come to the MET to celebrate the life and career of a true American icon and see for yourself why THE ODD COUPLE has continued to amused and delighted audiences for over 50 years.
Directed by Bob Paisley, THE ODD COUPLE features the diverse local talents of Tony Beasley, Scott Cordes, Curtis Smith, Andy Penn, Bill Pelletier, Larry Goodman, Rebecca Ralstin, and Nicole Hall.
We love getting to catch up with you and hear about everything going on, so we decided to add a fun cocktail hour to our Friday night preview! Wet your whistle with a pre-show cocktail and tell us all about your summer, before settling in for a night of great theatre!
InSight – Sept. 19 at 6:30
Get the full story by joining other MET theatre-goers at our complimentary pre-show discussion. You will have the opportunity to listen to engaging and highly regarded scholars present entertaining and informative information surrounding Neil Simon and the world of the play! We can’t wait for you to join us!
Post Scripts – Sept. 20 following the performance!
You saw it, you loved it but do you want the inside scoop on the performance you just saw? Once the performance is over, there will be a short break, then join us back in the theatre for one of our most popular events. We invite you to a Post Scripts talk-back where you can ask questions of the directing team, cast, and find out what really happens onstage and backstage!
Taste of Show – Sept. 21 at 6:30pm
Grab your your cards and throw on your visors, we are having a pre-show poker night! Treat your taste-buds to the ultimate snack food! This pre-show food and drink experience will put you in the right mood to enjoy the performance…and satisfy your cravings.