Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In the Wings: The Odd Couple. Meet the Pigeon sisters.

In Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, Oscar complains that he hasn’t had any fun since Felix has moved in. This prompts Oscar to call the Pigeon sisters, whom he met in the apartment building's elevator, for a double date. The young English women — Gwendolyn and Cecily — accept the invitation and arrive at the apartment expecting a fun-filled evening with the guys, but things don’t go exactly according to plan.

In Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s production of The Odd Couple, Gwendolyn and Cecily are played by two actresses making their debuts at Civic: Sandy Dubois and Calle Hack.

One reason Sandy enjoys playing Gwendolyn is that she gets to be a sister in the production.

“I also like that Gwendolyn giggles and laughs. Rehearsing has been a fun process. It’s interesting to learn how everything comes together,” she explained.

When describing Cecily, Calle said, “She’s a delightful character and a very fun-loving girl.”

Calle has always had a passion for theatre, which led her to audition.

“I thought being involved would be a great experience, and it has been; it’s been wonderful,” she said.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s production of The Odd Couple opens Friday, May 9, and runs three consecutive weekends: May 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit

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