Theater: Divorce Is What You Make It

The Odd Couple is an evening of group hysteria, induced by Playwright Neil ("Doc") Simon, Director Mike Nichols and two greatly gifted actors of atrabilious hilarity, Walter Matthau and Art Carney. The only worry they leave in a playgoer's head is how to catch his breath between laughs.

Matthau and Carney are middle-aged newly de-weds. Matthau, a sportswriter, has been deserted and divorced; Carney, a newswriter, is booted out by his wife just as the play begins. Matthau invites Carney to share his lonely eight-room apartment. "What can I do here?" asks Carney....

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