Published online on November 15, 2018

Image result for Pintello Family Odd COupleThe Pintello’s are at it again bringing Neil Simon’s 1965 beloved comedy “The Odd Couple” as their latest production.

Well directed by Rod Pintello who brings wonderful timing into the production where two characters bounce fast funny one liners that keeps the audience amused for more two hours. Dave Leon (Oscar Madison) and Charley Gilmore (Felix Unger) play the two best friends who start to live together when Felix turns up at Oscar’s apartment on Oscar’s weekly porker night. Felix claims his wife has thrown him out and wants a divorce. He is threatening suicide. Oscar an ultimate slob offers to let Felix, who is an uber-organized cleaner-upper, move in with him. The difference in personalities make for hedges between the two for hilarious moments.

The poker buddies are played by Dunne Holt, Doug Doughty, Mike Perry, Peter Mandel who add first-rate comedy additions. With Jenny Arbizu and Sarah Smith as the British upstairs neighbors who Felix creates a date from hell with adding more fun. Gilmore’s Felix and Leon’s Oscar carry their roles with fine timing and delivery.

The set of Oscar’s New York apartment is accurate in detail and Felix cleaning the mess during the intermission is an added tweak of subtle comedy. Pintello’s productions of their comedy theatre will always have a Pintello either directing, acting, working props, sound, lighting and ticketing somewhere in the staging. They continually offer at least four solid comedy productions a season.

A New Year Eve Alert:

Pintello’s Annual “New Year’s Bash”

The Pintello family call Dec. 31 “The Party of The Year” and comes with tasty food from the Westside Grill, pre-show live music by Ted Sanchez, beer and wine, the premier of their latest comedy, “The Ladies Foursome.” This is followed by dancing till the toast at midnight and beyond.

It’s not unusual to meet friends and acquaintances at this popular event. There is loyal following that enjoys a fun evening that is close to home with easy parking and tickets that won’t break the bank.

DETAILS:
“The Odd Couple”

Where: The Gilroy Grange Hall at 8191 Swanston Lane – Gilroy

Performances are week ends through Dec.1 at 8 p.m. and a matinee at Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.

Reservations tickets and details: call: (408) 337-1599 or Pintello@Charter.net

Tickets: $20

Visit their web site: www.PintelloComedy.com that includes a reservation calendar

Camille Bounds

Camille Bounds

Theater Columnist at Morgan Hill Life
Camille Bounds is the theater columnist for the Morgan Hill Life and Gilroy LIfe newspapers. She has performed on Broadway and traveled around the world. She can be reached at: bounds17@gmail,com
Camille Bounds