Meet Alex Stephens ~ a.k.a. Felix Unger in Perth County Players April 2014 production of The Odd Couple.
Where were you born? Toronto
At what age did you get involved in community theatre? 36
What was your favourite role or show to be involved with? Tom O’Conner in The Glass Menagerie
What is your dream role? Oscar in The Odd Couple
When did you join PCP? This is my first production with PCP.
Your thoughts on this production. Perth Community Players are the nicest people in the world. I just moved here a few months ago and it is great to meet friends and have fun. Join this group; you’ll have a blast.
About Perth County Players:
In our 5th season, Perth County Players is thrilled to present their first play at Stratford City Hall, ‘The Odd Couple’, directed by Aaron Kropf. ‘The Odd Couple’ is known internationally as the hit comedy play by Neil Simon, later adapted into the infamous movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, followed by the Emmy winning TV show starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
Many members of the community will be happy to see John Butcher back on stage with PCP after many years as a part of their dinner theatre cast as well as performing as Mr. Fezziwig in their latest production of A Christmas Carol this past December. Perth County Players welcomes Stratford newcomers from Toronto George Bertwell and Alex Stephens who will be playing the roles of Oscar and Felix respectively. George and Alex were both involved in community theatre in Toronto having crossed paths over the years. Both moved to Stratford last year not knowing the other had moved to the area. They met up again at the audition for The Odd Couple, very surprised to see the other one there. The cast also includes PCP favourites Leasa Barclay and Tania Harvey, the Pigeon sisters who live upstairs from Oscar and Felix. Rounding out the cast of 8 are Eric Russell Norcross as Murray the cop, Gary Horst as Vinnie, the mild-mannered, hen-pecked husband, and Bill Miller as the acerbic Speed.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at perthcountyplayers.com or in person at Sinclair Pharmacy, 12 Wellington Street, Stratford.
Performances are at City Hall April 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm and April 6 & 12 at 2pm.