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QCC Announces Student Production, The Odd Couple; Tony Award-Winning Play Opens December 3 at Hebert Auditorium

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
12/1/2014

Worcester, MA – December 1, 2014 – QCC is proud to announce that performances of Neil Simon’s comedic masterpiece, The Odd Couple, open Wednesday, December 3 and run through December 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. The production is made possible by the generous support of the QCC Foundation in honor of QCC’s 50th Anniversary.

The QCC Theatre Club’s presentation of the play will be staged at the Hebert Auditorium at QCC Worcester, 670 West Boylston Street. Tickets are available at the door for $5.  An American Sign Language interpreted performance is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, 2014.

The Odd Couple plot revolves around two mismatched roommates - the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison and their exploits as they negotiate the same living space. The play

premiered on Broadway in 1965 and the characters were later revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works and spin-offs.

QCC students with roles in this production are:

  • Brandy Giles (Speed) from Charlestown
  • Gia Coleman (Murray) from Worcester
  • Tanner Gagnon (Roy) from Worcester
  • Roger Jake Vancour (Vinny) from Worcester
  • Keiran Gilman (Oscar Madison) from Leominster
  • Maxwell Hooven (Felix Ungar)) from Worcester
  • Victoria Fornier (Gwendolyn Pigeon) from Charlton
  • Brianna Guertin (Cecily Pigeon) from Worcester

QCC recently announced a renewed commitment to arts education with plans to implement a Visual and Performing Arts program under the auspices of “STEaM” – Adding the “a” for arts to QCC’s robust STEM offerings.  Expanded classes in music and art will be offered in Spring 2015 with the goal to launch a full Visual and Performing Arts Program by 2016.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.