George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Will Be Roommates in Chicago Odd Couple
By Kenneth Jones
Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL, has snagged Chicago comedy stars Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt for a production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, for a fall 2012 production under the direction of artistic director BJ Jones.
In the comedy about mismatched roommates whose marriages have failed, Kazurinsky, a veteran of "Saturday Night Live" (1981-84), will play fussy Felix Unger. (He's currently in rehearsals for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream.)
Wendt — of Chicago's Second City, TV's "Cheers," Broadway's Art and Elf and Northlight's 2002 world-premiere production of Rounding Third — will be sloppy Oscar Madison.
The comedy will launch Northlight Theatre's 2012-13 season starting Nov. 2, for a limited run. Additional titles will be announced.
Simon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award-winning playwright of Lost in Yonkers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Biloxi Blues, Barefoot in the Park and more.
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