Famously mismatched roommates Oscar and Felix come together in this comedy classic. When recently failed marriages force slovenly Oscar to share an apartment with fastidious Felix, the pair must determine whether their differences are irreconcilable.

at Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077

Cast

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Peter DeFaria

Murray

Peter most recently worked with the Chicago Commercial Collective and Chicago Dramatists to reprise his role in A Steady Rain. Peter has lived in Chicago all his adult life, working with such theater companies as: Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Artistic Home, TUTA, A Red Orchid, Mary-Arrchie, Collaboraction, and Shattered Globe. Regionally, he has worked at The New Theater in Kansas City, The Indiana Rep in Indianapolis, Clarence Brown in Knoxville, TN, and Fox Valley Rep in St. Charles, IL. Film and TV work includes roles in The Dark Knight, Public Enemies, The Last Rites of Joe May and Chicago Code. He is married to Maria Stevens.

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William Dick

Vinnie

William most recently appeared at Northlight in The Odd Couple. Other favorite Chicago plays include House and Garden, The Goat or Who is Sylvia and Moonlight and Magnolias (Goodman); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry VII, and The Madness of George III (Chicago Shakespeare); We All Went Down to Amsterdam (Steppenwolf); The Hammer Trinity Marathon (House Theatre); and The Pitmen Painters (TimeLine). William was recently a member of the Asolo Repertory company in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Little Foxes (both directed by Frank Galati), All The Way, The Great Society, and Ah Wilderness!. Film/TV: Oz the Great and Powerful, The Merry Gentleman, Fred Claus, Stranger Than Fiction, The Break-Up, The Company, Chicago P.D., Empire, The Exorcist, Crisis, Chicago Fire, Mob Doctor, and Leverage.

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Molly Glynn

Cecily Pigeon

Molly appeared at Northlight in Tom Jones,The Odd Couple and Permanent Collection. Credits include: Middletown, Orange Flower Water, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Steppenwolf); The Uneasy Chair (Writers); Maple and Vine, The Boarding House (Next); Kate in Short Shakes! The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare); Unnecessary Farce, The Comedy of Errors (First Folio); Love and Drowning (16th Street); Heritage, Strictly Dishonorable (American Blues Theatre); That Was Then, And Neither Have I Wings to Fly (Seanachai); Homecoming 1972 (Chicago Dramatists); Suburban Motel, Hellcab (Famous Door); and work at The Goodman, Remy Bumppo, Apple Tree, and Peninsula Players. TV/Film: Chicago Fire (NBC), Boss (Starz), Early Edition (CBS), Something Better Somewhere Else, No Sleep ’til Madison.

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Marc Grapey

Oscar Madison

Northlight debut.  Elsewhere:  The Iceman Cometh, RaceVigilsGriller(Goodman); Mizlansky/Zilinsky, The Chosen, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Oblivion (Steppenwolf); Equivocation,At Home at the Zoo, Class Dismissed, I Sailed with Magellan (Victory Gardens); Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare), Hitting for the Cycle, The HomecomingEarly and Often (Famous Door): also appearances at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Writer’s Theatre, Next Theatre and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Broadway debut opposite Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Odd Couple.  Two time Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee. Film: SuperbadAdventureland, The Daytrippers, Ali, At Any Price. Television: The West Wing, Arrested Development, Two and a Half Men, and most notably as J.J. Mitchell on Sex and the City.

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Bruce Jarchow

Roy

Bruce got his start at The Second City with Tim where he won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Well I’m Off to the Thirty Years War in 1981. His Chicago theater credits include Chicago Conspiracy Trial (Remains); David Mamet’s Lake Boat, The Water Engine and Edmund (Goodman). New York credits include Edmund, True West, and Sills & Company. He has made over 40 TV appearances including Seinfeld, ER, Desperate Housewives, Parks and Recreation, and Boss. His over 20 film credits include Ghost, The Doctor, Outbreak, Continental Divide and The Weatherman. In 2011 Bruce and his wife Nancy wrote, produced and starred in their own show, Been There, Still There. He grew up in Northbrook and is a Cubs fan.

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Tim Kazurinsky

Felix Ungar

After 14 months on the road as the Wizard of Oz in Wicked and 4 months on Broadway as the Angel Gabriel in An Act of God, Tim is thrilled to be back home and at Northlight. Other stage credits include: Old Jews Telling Jokes (Royal George), The Odd Couple (Northlight), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare), Hairspray (Drury Lane), The Bicycle Men (Lakeshore) and three revues at The Second City. TV credits include: Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1981- 84), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Dinner at Eight (TCM) and The Princess and the Pea (Faerie Tale Theatre). Film credits include: Police Academy II, III, & IV, My Bodyguard, Continental Divide, Neighbors, About Last Night…, Somewhere In Time, Shakes the Clown, and I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. Screenwriting credits include: About Last Night…, For Keeps, The Cherokee Kid and Strange Relations, for which he received WGA and BAFTA nominations.

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Katherine Keberlein

Gwendolyn Pigeon

Katherine returns to Northlight where she previously appeared as one of the Pigeon sisters in The Odd Couple also directed by BJ Jones, and is thrilled to share the stage once more with Mike Nussbaum after appearing with him in Smokefall at The Goodman.  Other favorite credits include A Kid Like Jake (About Face) and The Mother (Oracle Theatre, Jeff Award Principal Actress) and work with Chicago Dramatists, 16th Street Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Steppenwolf, Rivendell, Oak Park Festival, Remy Bumppo, Theatre at the Center, and two seasons with Peninsula Players. TV credits include APB, Chicago Med, Sirens, Chicago PD and Shameless.

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Phil Ridarelli

Speed

Phil received his BFA in Acting from The Theatre School. He is a proud member of The Neo-Futurists performing Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind since its inception in ’89. He is pleased to return to Northlight where he created the role of Carl in Lonely Planet directed by the author Steven Dietz. Other roles: The Mystery of Irma Vep (Madison Rep), Battle of the Bands (Victory Gardens), and the European Premiere of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at Vienna’s English Theatre directed by Pam McKinnon. True story: Phil decided to pursue acting as a career after seeing two guys named George and Tim perform in Second City’s touring company back in… well, that’s not important.

Production Team

Neil Simon

Playwright

Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific, and performed playwrights in the world. Mr. Simon is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize (Lost In Yonkers), Tony Awards (The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Lost In Yonkers, and a special Tony Award For Overall Contribution to the Theatre), Emmy Awards (The Sid Caesar Show and The Phil Silvers Show), and Writers Guild Screen Awards (The Odd Couple and The Out-Of-Towners). Nominations: Tonys (Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Lost in Yonkers, and the musical The Goodbye Girl), a Writers Guild Laurel Award, an American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement, a Writers Guild Screen Award (Barefoot in the Park), an Oscar (The Odd Couple), an Evening Standard, a Sam S. Shubert Foundation Award, Kennedy Center Honors, a UCLA Medal, a Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, and a William Inge Theater Festival award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. Simon is the author of plays and musicals, including Come Blow Your Horn, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, Rumors, Jake’s Women, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, London Suite, Proposals, and The Dinner Party, among others. Select screenwriting credits: The Cheap Detective, Seems Like Old Times, Murder by Death, and The Star-Spangled Girl, and others, including film adaptations of many of his plays. Select television credits: The Tallulah Bankhead Show and ABC’s Broadway Bound.

BJ Jones

Director

BJ is in his 21st season as Artistic Director of Northlight. Mr Jones is a two-time Joseph Jefferson Award Winning actor and a three-time nominated director. He has directed the world premieres of Relativity, Charm, Faceless, White Guy on the Bus, Chapatti, The Outgoing Tide, Better Late, and Rounding Third. Notably he has directed productions of Outside Mullingar, Grey Gardens, The Price, The Lieutenant of Innishmore, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. As a producer he has guided the world premieres of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Shining Lives, The Last Five Years, and Studs Terkel’s ‘The Good War.’ Additional directorial credits include Pitmen Painters (Timeline); 100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf); Glengarry Glen Ross (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta); The Lady with All the Answers (Cherry Lane, New York); Animal Crackers (Baltimore Center Stage); Three Musketeers, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (Utah Shakespeare Festival), and four productions at the Galway International Arts Festival. As a performer, he has appeared at Northlight, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court and other theatres throughout Chicago. Film/TV credits include The Fugitive, Body Double, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Early Edition, Cupid, and Turks, among others.

Jack Magaw

Scenic Design

Rachel Laritz

Costume Design

JR Lederle

Lighting Design

Northlight credits include The Legend of Georgia McBride, Relativity, By the Water, CharmShining LivesOutside MullingarWhite Guy on the BusDetroit ’67The Odd CoupleTen ChimneysSeason’s GreetingsA LifeGrey GardensThe Retreat From MoscowLadyStella & Lou, The Outgoing TideBetter Late and Chapatti (the last four also at the Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland). Other work has been seen at Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, About Face, Remy Bumppo, Writers, Steppenwolf and Walkabout. JR designed lighting for seven years of the Steppenwolf TRAFFIC Series, and five Steppenwolf performances in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He has served as head of the Lighting Department at Steppenwolf since 1995.​

Andrew Hansen

Sound Design

Andrew returns to Northlight where he previously collaborated on DiscordFunnyman, Outside Mullingar, White Guy on the Bus, Tom Jones, Stella & Lou, The Outgoing Tide, She Stoops to Conquer and Mauritius. Andy is an Associate Artist at TimeLine where he has been designing since 1999.  Regionally he has composed for American Players, Indiana Rep, Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Laura D. Glenn

Production Stage Manager

Over the past fourteen years with Northlight, production stage management credits include Outside MullingarThe Mousetrap, Chapatti, The Whipping ManThe Odd CoupleTen ChimneysSeason’s GreetingsSense & SensibilityA LifeSouvenirBetter Late (also at the Galway Arts Festival), Retreat from Moscow, Permanent CollectionCat FeetBlue/OrangeTuesdays with MorrieSky GirlsRounding Third and A Skull in Connemara. Other credits include stage management for Domesticated, Grand ConcourseThe QualmsLord of the FliesSlowgirlHead of PassesThree Sisters,Middletown, To Kill a Mockingbirda parallelogramSuperior DonutsBetrayalLove SongI Never Sang for my FatherThe Violet Hour, Purple HeartThe Drawer BoyPicasso at the Lapin Agile and many others at Steppenwolf over the past twenty-five years. International credits include Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf) at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner – BITE festival at the Barbican Center in London; and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child. Laura has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association for almost twenty-six years.