The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

By Neil Simon

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MARCH 22 TO APRIL 6, 2013
7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

AnkerHELEN ANKER* (Cecily Pigeon) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut in The Odd Couple. Broadway: Neil Simon’s Promises, Promises. Regional: Milwaukee Rep: The 39 Steps; Paper Mill Playhouse: Curtains and Newsies. Originally from the UK, Helen trained at the Royal Ballet School, then Doreen Bird College for Performing Arts. West End credits include The Sound of Music, Radio Times,Crazy For You, Cats, Fame, Oklahoma!, Contact, On the Town, Beautiful and Damned, Parade andCandide. Regional: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Thorn Birds, A Chorus Line and Dames at Sea. UK TV: Holby City. US TV: White Collar, The Good Wife and Law & Order: SVU. With love to Laird.
BodnarAMY BODNAR* (Gwendolyn Pigeon) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Recent play credits include As Bees in Honey Drown at Cape Playhouse and God of Carnage at Portland Stage. She has starred in musicals on and off Broadway, in world and American premieres, national tours and in regional theaters across the United States and Canada. She is incredibly grateful to Karen Azenberg and Rich Cole for this opportunity.
DeBevcJOE DEBEVC* (Murray) is pleased to return from his extended hiatus since A View From the Bridge. For Keo and Carole.
HadfieldKENT HADFIELD* (Roy) is honored to once again be working with Pioneer Theatre Company, this time as a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. PTC credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Nazi Officer),Twelve Angry Men (Juror #2), the world premiere of Charles Morey’s The Three Musketeers (O’Reilly), and as one of the first PTC interns. Graduate of the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program; member of Chautauqua Conservatory Theater Company under the direction of Michael Kahn and Rebecca Guy. Other credits: Around the World in 80 Days (Fogg), Meat & Potato Theatre Company; Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Gordon), Wasatch Theatre Company; Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Father), Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre; Noises Off, Arsenic and Old Lace,Cash On Delivery, Relative Values and An Inspector Calls, Old Lyric Repertory Company.
KiernanPAUL KIERNAN* (Speed) appeared with Pioneer Theatre Company in Of Mice and Men, Man of La Mancha, Laughing Stock, Emma, The Tempest, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twelve Angry Men, Pride and Prejudice and Amadeus, among others. Other credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato) with Kentucky Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence) with Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) with the Hangar Theater, Ithaca. Other productions include Macbeth,The Tempest, As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He received his MFA from Brandeis University and is a proud member of AEA.
LaMuraMARK LA MURA* (Oscar Madison) Broadway: Aida,Dinner at Eight, Taking Sides and Rockers on Broadway. Off-Broadway: The History of JFK Part I,When Ladies Battle, Between Time and Timbuktu andThe Rise of Dorothy Hale. Regional: Dracula in Walnut Street’s Count Dracula, Bluntschli in Arms and the Man, Paul in Barefoot in the Park, and Murray Burns inA Thousand Clowns, among 50 others. First National Tours: Aida, Art, Sleuth. Shakespeare: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TV: All My Children (Emmy nomination), The Sopranos, 30 Rock, Army Wives,Gossip Girl, Damages, Law & Order: CI and SVU, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Diagnosis Murder, Cybil,Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Matlock, Hunter,L.A. Law and others. Film: Something Borrowed, City by the Sea, See You in the Morning, Naked in New York, Surprise, The Russia House, Mattie Fresno and the Holiflux Universe, Trinity Goodheart and One Fall.
SearsNATHAN SEARS (Vinnie) is thrilled to be performing with Pioneer Theatre Company. Having performed across the country in many aspects of entertainment, Nate settled in Park City. He has appeared with Disney, Universal Studios, Fox-TV, Nickelodeon and a host of other live and on-camera production companies. Favorite roles include Trinculo in The Tempest, Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Gary inNoises Off, and characters in The Dining Room.
TalbottJEFF TALBOTT* (Felix Ungar) is happy to be back at PTC, where he played Father Flynn in Doubt. Broadway: Sly Fox, Fortune’s Fool. Off-Broadway:Such Good Friends, Home of the Brave. Regionally, recent roles: Race (Jack), circle mirror transformation(Schultz), A Christmas Story (Ralph), Frost/Nixon(David Frost), Twelve Angry Men (Juror #8), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vice Principal Panch), among many others. Film and television: Julie & Julia, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, all three Law & Orders, One Life to Live andAs the World Turns. As a writer, MCC Theater produced his play The Submission off-Broadway, and it won the Laurents/Hatcher Award and the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award. Jeff is a member of off-Broadway’s TACT, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.