Pullman Civic Theatre presents “The Odd Couple”

Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. this weekend; tickets available online or at the door



The play depicts two men going through separate divorces, and their journey navigating that shared expereince together.

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter

Pullman Civic Theatre is currently running their rendition of ‘The Odd Couple” until March 6.

The play, which was originally created in the 1960s, depicts two men going through separate divorces, and their journey navigating through that together. 

“The two men end up living together. One of them is very much a slob, while the other is very much not a slob,” said Mike Long, theater producer, and assistant director. “It’s a comedy, a comedy that will make you cry.”

Long said auditions for the play started in January, and official rehearsals followed soon after. 

“We have eight cast members; we rehearsed for about six weeks, four nights a week, for about three hours each night,” he said. 

The Odd Couple” will run at 7:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Long said people can purchase tickets online or at the box office. 

Director Matt Maw said this show is definitely one to see, and that he enjoys the mix of humor and sincerity.

“It treats serious relational topics about love, and human community and friendship, in a serious yet light-hearted way,” he said.

Maw said his favorite part of this production has been watching the cast members come together and add their personal touches to each of the characters. 

“The level of banter with one another imbues the show with a friendliness and a funny atmosphere that it might not have otherwise,” he said. 

Cast members feel these emotions as well. Justin Pfliger plays Officer Murray, and said his favorite part of production was the guidance and attitude Maw brought to the play. 

“He makes a lot of really great suggestions; he’s very flexible on how we all perceive our parts and what we want to do with them,” Pfliger said. 

Tickets are selling fast, and Pfiger said he encourages people to see the play while they still can. 

“It’s very relatable; it’s stuff that I think every character in the show is something that somebody can look at and see a part of themselves in,” he said.