Second City Alumni Join Odd Couple of Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt in Chicago-Area Revival This Fall
21 Aug 2012
Danny Breen, William Dick, Molly Glynn, Marc Grapey, Bruce Jarchow and Katherine Keberlein will be in the company of the previously announced Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt for Northlight Theatre's new production of The Odd Couple.
Artistic director BJ Jones, freshly nominated for a Jeff Award for his production of The Pitmen Painters, will stage the Neil Simon comedy in Skokie, IL, Nov. 2-Dec. 9. Opening is Nov. 9.
Kazurinsky ("Saturday Night Live") plays Felix and George Wendt ("Cheers," Broadway's Art, Hairspray and Elf) is Oscar in the comedy about mismatched, middle-aged, divorced roommates. They will be joined by fellow Second City alumni Danny Breen (Vinnie) and Bruce Jarchow (Roy), along with William Dick (Speed), Molly Glynn (Cecily), Marc Grapey (Murray the Cop) and Katherine Keberlein (Gwen).
Wendt, Kazurinsky, Breen and Jarchow all performed with The Second City in 1979, and all appeared together in The Second City Alumni Reunion Show – Class of '79 in June 2010.
Northlight's home is at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, in Skokie. For more information, visit northlight.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.