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'The Flop' at Strauss Brings Laughs with 'Odd Couple' Poker Buddies

Michelle Tripp
Strauss Theatre Center
Patrons join the cast and dine onstage for "The Flop" at Strauss Theatre Center.

Departing from the typical murder mystery style so common in dinner theater, The Strauss Theater presents the lively comic tale The Flop Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The play is based on the classic story of The Odd Couple, and follows the four poker buddies Murray, Roy, Vinnie, and Speed away from the famous duo. The story involves a friendly game of poker that keeps getting interrupted with hilarious results.

The play in three acts was written by Matt Wilkins, who says that patrons do not need to have seen the original in order to enjoy the production.

"They can get a taste of the original," explains Wilkins, "We play the same characters, however the situation does not depend on you seeing the first show."

Patrons of the dinner theater enjoy their meal onstage at Stauss. Local Chef Pat Nolan caters the event.  For more information, call the Strauss Box  Office at 323-66813, or visit the theater's website.

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.
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