Out & About: After-theater cabaret at St. Vincent
They were still laughing as they filed out of the St. VincentSummer Theatre performance of Neil Simon's “The Odd Couple” on Aug. 2. One audience member said, “This one makes you laugh until you cry.”
The good feelings lingered late into the balmy summer night at the after-theater cabaret, on the broad patio of the Carey Student Center at St. Vincent College. That so many stayed put on a weeknight may have been due, in part, to the presence of cast members, seen mingling with guests and partaking of the cabaret's signature popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade and iced tea.
Among them were David Cabot and Kevin Daniel O'Leary, who play Oscar and Felix respectively; along with poker buddies Harley Allen, Tim Hartman, John Michnya and Christopher Swan; and Daina Michelle Griffith and Erin Lindsey Krom, who play the mismatched pair's saucy British neighbors.
“It's such a great cast and they're so great to work with. They've made my job so much easier,” said director Greggory Brandt.
Brandt noted that audience members included members of Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, along with Elly Noble, who played the title role in Stage Right's “Tink!” at the recent New York Musical Festival.
The laughs continue through Aug. 14, the final date for this summer's run. Details: 724-537-8900 or svst.org.
Seen at the theater: Father Benoit Alloggia, Bart andBetty Ann Meikle, Jill Diane McMahon, Mary Klein, Skip andKathy Kowick, Sarah Dittmar, Lin andJean Sorber, Bob andEllen Piper, Cathy Cummings, Mary Myers, John Poznick and Father Chrystostom Schlimm, a contemporary of the theater founder, the late Father Tom Devereux, who was present for the theater's inaugural performances in 1969.