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“There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious.” – NY Times

The Odd Couple

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Jennifer King


$25 in advance / $30 at the door  General Admission
$15 in advance / $20 at the door  Youth 21 and Under
$9 (advance sale only)  Jr and High School Students (Mar 31 only)
 
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If the mess in his apartment is any indication, it’s no wonder that Oscar Madison’s wife has left him. Enter fastidious, depressed and none too tense Felix Unger, seemingly suicidal because his wife has kicked him out. But as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. The Odd Couple is born, and the results are non-stop hilarity in Neil Simon’s Tony-winning classic comedy.

Generously Underwritten by Producer's Circle Members Clyde & Kim Schultz, with Buffington Clay-Miller

Cast

Oscar Madison

Nathan Cummings

Felix Unger

Aaron Wilton*

Murray the Cop

Chad Yarish

Roy

Tim Kniffin*

Vinnie

Tim Setzer

Speed

Zachary Stockton

Gwendolin Pigeon

Samantha Dakin

Cecily Pigeon

Morgan Harrington

Crew

Director

Jennifer King

Stage Manager

Jennifer Ruygt

Scenic Designer

Joseph Elwick

Costume Designer

Skipper Skeoch

Lighting Designer

Wayne Hovey

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States

THE CAST

CummingsNathan Cummings (Oscar Madison) Check back soon for Nathan’s bio.

DakinSamantha Dakin (Cecily Pigeon) grew up in Sonoma County and now lives in London, where she trained at the Drama Centre. Her UK theatre work includes Home Free! (Arts Theatre West End), The Screenwriter’s Daughter (Leicester Square Theatre), A View From The Bridge (Wyndham’s Theatre), A Kid Like Jake and The Rubber Room (Old Vic New Voices), The Trip to Bountiful (Courtyard Theatre), and The Emperor Self (Areola). Her US theatre credits include Remembrance of Things Past (92Y, New York), The Night of the Iguana and A Christmas Carol (Sonoma County Rep).

On screen, Samantha has appeared in Hyde Park on HudsonThe Chameleon, and the BBC TV series EastEnders and Doctors. She provides one of the lead voices in the BAFTA-nominated animated series Tree Fu Tom.

For BBC Radio Drama, she has performed in Little WomenThe Clintons, The Hot Kid, and many other plays.

This is her Cinnabar debut.

HarringtonMorgan Harrington (Gwendolyn Pigeon) is thrilled to be returning to Cinnabar, where she sang Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro (2005) and Pamina in The Magic Flute last season. Harrington has performed with Sonoma City Opera, IU Opera Theater, Pocket Opera, Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, Monterey County Pops!, Waffle Opera (Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni; Pamina / Die Zauberflöte), and Opera on Tap – San Francisco (Mimì / La Bohème). Harrington has also participated in the Opera Academy of California’s 2011 Summer Program (Elettra / Idomeneo), The Banff Centre’s 2012 Opera as Theatre Program (Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni) in Canada, and the iSING! International Young Artists Festival in China (2014, 2015), which included the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s iSING Shanghai: 2015 MISA Summer Festival Closing Concert. www.morganharrington.com.

KniffinTim Kniffin (Roy) is an award winning Bay Area actor, and is thrilled to be back home at Cinnabar.  Most recently, Tim portrayed Atticus Finch in Theater Napa Valley’s To Kill A Mockingbird, and garnered a leading role (Carl) in Ian Old’s feature film Burn Country, released by Orion/Samuel Goldwyn. Cinnabar audiences may remember Tim from his roles in A Couple of Blaguards, as the Rainmaker in 110 In The Shade, Slim in Of Mice and Men, and in The Creature.  Tim has performed on stage and screen throughout the United States, as well as Wroclaw, Poland.  Performance venues include The Kennedy Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Aurora, Shotgun Players, Knoxville’s Clarence Brown, the Drugie Studio, Spokane Interplayers, Theater Schmeater, Book-It Repertory, Berkeley Playhouse, San Francisco Shakespeare, Seattle Shakespeare, Shakespeare Napa Valley, 6th Street Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, Chicago Kids Company, as well as NBC’s Trauma and Netflix’s Chance…to name a few.  Tim is eternally grateful for his family’s love and support.

SetzerTim Setzer (Vinnie) is thrilled to make his Cinnabar debut in The Odd Couple. A familiar face around the North Bay theater community, he has appeared in many venues including Spreckels Theatre Company, 6th Street Playhouse, Narrow Way Stage, the White Barn, Napa Valley Playhouse, SonomaArts Live, Lucky Penny Productions, Napa Valley Conservatory Theatre and Shakespeare Napa Valley. Favorite shows include Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, SFBATCC nomination), Titanic, the Musical (Etches), Little Women (John Brooke), Kismet (Hajj), Scrooge, the Musical (Ebenezer Scrooge, SFBATCC nomination), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Oliver! (Fagin), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus), La Cage aux Folles (Albin/Zaza), ART (Yvan), Stones in his Pockets (Charlie) and The Book of Matthew (Vincent Alcedo, SFBATCC nomination). Thank you to Elly and Jennifer for the opportunity!

Zachary Stockton (Speed) Check back soon for Zachary’s photo and bio.

WiltonAaron Wilton (Felix Unger) is elated to be working with Cinnabar! Local Credits: San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, Theatre Rhinoceros, Capital Stage, Shakespeare Napa Valley and PlayGround. Regional: George Street Playhouse (w/ Oscar nom. Amy Irving & Emmy nom. Peter Scolari), Hudson Stage Company, Shakespeare in the Wild, The Beckmann Theater and Greenwich Street Theatre, where his co-created show Happy Mundanes performed at the New York City Fringe Festival. He has numerous Film, TV and video game credits and has done commercials with Blue Shield, Chase, Taco Bell and Xfinity. He has won a Shellie and been nominated for a Perry and two BroadwayWorld SF awards.

YarishChad Yarish (Murray the Cop) has been acting around the Bay Area for 17 years. Recent rolls include Bruce in Beyond Therapy with Lucky Penny Productions (2016 North Bay Arty Award Winner), both kings and a couple other jerks in Pericles at Napa Valley College, and himself in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). Chad has workshopped the last four plays written by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and has performed with them across the country. Chad has been the Drosselmeyer for the Stapleton School of Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker since 2003, and Von Rothbart in their last three productions of Swan Lake, despite never once having taken a ballet lesson. Chad served four years in the U.S. Army, makes his own mead, and has no formal theatrical training to speak of – which is either impressive or obvious. This is his first time performing at Cinnabar. Find out more at http://chad-yarish.squarespace.com/


THE CREW

Joe Elwick (Scenic Designer) Check back soon for Joe’s bio.

HoveyWayne Hovey (Lighting Designer) has been working in the technical side of theater for more than 40 years, doing everything from backstage work to set, sound and lighting design and stage management. He has provided set design for Cinnabar’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, The Marriage of Figaro, Bad Dates, Mahalia Jackson, and this season’s opener, The Most Happy Fella. He’s provided light design for more than 15 shows at Cinnabar, including last June’s The Magic Flute and the world premiere of Trevor Allen’s One Stone (Einstein).

KingJennifer King (Director) is an international theater artist. She recently returned from five months in Europe where she created and performed her own work, co-directed and acted in the medieval play Mankind and began work on A Midsummer Night’s Dream with world renowned artist and Move the World founder, Maximilian Magnus, who she met last year when she was in Berlin researching I Am My Own Wife, which she directed at Cinnabar two seasons ago. Her regional acting, directing and teaching credits include work for the California Shakespeare Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare Napa Valley, SF Playground, Napa Valley Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Sonoma County Repertory Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, Napa Valley Playhouse, Lucky Penny Productions, The White Barn, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Napa Valley College, and Richland, Foothill, and Solano Colleges, as well as Sonoma State University and the University of California, Davis. Locally, she was the Executive and Artistic Director of Sonoma County Repertory Theater and now serves as Professor of Theater Arts/Artistic Director at Napa Valley College where she founded Shakespeare Napa Valley and Napa Valley Conservatory Theater. As an actor, favorite roles include Mankind (Mankind), Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire), Nora (A Doll’s House), Sylvia (Sylvia), Emma (Betrayal), Haley (Bad Dates at Cinnabar, nominated Best Solo Artist SFBATCC Awards), among many others. In addition to her work on stage, Jennifer is a voice over artist, voicing national and local commercials and documentaries and can be heard in the Reduced Shakespeare Company production of The History of Comedy (abridged).

Jennifer Ruygt (Stage Manager) Check back soon for Jnnifer’s bio.e

Skipper Skeoch (Costumes) is very excited to be designing at Cinnabar. Previous designs at Cinnabar were The Quality of Life, The Creature and Bad Dates. Skipper has been the resident costume designer and shop manager for Napa Valley College  Her design credit at the college include Sweeney Todd, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Lydia and Guys and Dolls In addition Skipper had the pleasure of designing the last three of Reduced Shakespeare’s premiere productions: Christmas Abridged, Comedy Abridged and most recently Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play Abridged. Other credits include work with the Magic Theater, South Coast Repertory, Sonoma County Repertory, Sacramento Theater Company, and Summer Repertory Theater in Santa Rosa.