Theater: Simple Simon

The Star-Spangled Girl. Eden without Eve is Neil Simon's idea of Paradise. The eternal female drives his characters nuts. In The Odd Couple, a pair of poker-playing middle-agers fled their wives to room together in bachelor bliss. In The Star-Spangled Girl, a pair of post-Ivy League rebels share a dropout of an apartment with penurious satisfaction until a girl who looks like a whipped-cream frappé shows up to curdle their joy.

Anthony Perkins and Richard Benjamin, the boys involved, write and edit a magazine of strenuous anti-U.S. protest but no visible proceeds called Fallout. The boys are intelligent fools and natural...

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