WXXI Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

For Immediate Release

WXXI, THE LITTLE THEATRE, AND GEVA THEATRE CENTER PRESENT A NEIL SIMON FILM SERIES IN CELEBRATION OF GEVA'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF THE ODD COUPLE

(Rochester, NY) March 21, 2014 – WXXI, Geva Theatre Center, and the Little Theatre host a Neil Simon Film Series in anticipation of Geva’s production of The Odd Couple.  Beginning Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. and continuing weekly through April 16, The Little will screen four Neil Simon classics, followed by talkback discussions. All films will screen in Theatre 2. Tickets are $7 per film or $25 for a punch card entitling patrons to all four films plus a regular run film of their choice. Tickets may be purchased online at thelittle.org or at The Little box office. 

During the screenings you'll have a chance to enter a drawing to win two tickets to The Odd Couple at Geva Theatre Center on April 30th. Winners will be notified by email on April 18th.

Films featured in the series are:

Lost in Yonkers with a Q&A led by Erich Van Dussen, Film Critic, Messenger Post Media
Wednesday, March 26th, 6:30 p.m.
Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl and Irene Worth star in the acclaimed film adaptation of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Lost in Yonkers. Set during World War II, Lost in Yonkers tells the story of two brothers who are sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mother's death. 

The Odd Couple with a Q&A with Geva director John Miller-Stephany and the cast of Geva's production of The Odd Couple
Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m.
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. Starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

The Sunshine Boys with a Q&A led by Leah Stacy, Editor-in-Chief, (585) magazine and a member of the American Theatre Critics Association
Wednesday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m.
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback with an Academy Award®-winning performance by George Burns.

The Goodbye Girl, Q&A host TBA
Wednesday, April 16th, 6:30 p.m.
After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor. Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason.

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