Pittsburgh Public's Odd Couple, with Scherer and Polk, Begins May 29

News   Pittsburgh Public's Odd Couple, with Scherer and Polk, Begins May 29 Andrew Polk is Oscar, and John Scherer is Felix in the new Pittsburgh Public Theater production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, playing May 29-June 29 and marking the first time a Simon play has been produced at the resident Pennsylvania theatre.

The tale of two men who bunk together after their marriages fail is directed by The Public's producing artistic director Ted Pappas. Performances play PPT's O'Reilly Theater.

Scherer was seen on Broadway last season in LoveMusik. Polk recently appeared in Off-Broadway's Walmartopia.

The cast also includes Ken Bolden as Vinnie, Emma Bowers as Gwendolyn Pigeon, Randy Kovitz as Roy, Eric Leviton as Murray, Doug Mertz as Speed and Meredith Zinner as Cecily Pigeon.

The creative team boasts scenic designer James Noone, costume designer Martha Louise Bromelmeier, lighting designer Kirk Bookman, assistant lighting designer Steve O'Shea, sound designer Zach Moore, production stage manager Fred Noel and assistant stage manager Rebecca J. Stevens.

Simon is the Tony Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-honored playwright known for Come Blow Your Horn, Barefoot in the Park, Lost in Yonkers, Plaza Suite, The Last of the Red-Hot Lovers, Jake's Women, The Good Doctor, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and more. His librettos include Little Me, Sweet Charity, They're Playing Our Song and The Goodbye Girl. For more information call (412) 316-1600 or visit ppt.org.

John Scherer, Emma Bowers, Meredith Zinner and Andrew Polk in <i>The Odd Couple.</i>
John Scherer, Emma Bowers, Meredith Zinner and Andrew Polk in The Odd Couple. Photo by Ric Evans