The Towsontowne Dinner Theater's production of Neil Simon's female version of ''The Odd Couple'' is a little rough, but all this is more than atoned for by some excellent performances and a Simon script that may be having its premiere in this area.
''The Odd Couple'' first appeared in 1965 with Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the cast. Matthau and Jack Lemmon did the film version (1968), and the play underwent a sex change in 1984 when the female version appeared at the Mechanic with Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. The show went from there to New York where Simon did more tinkering with the script.
Because of this, and because of the performances of Sheryl Ryanharrt, Jeannie Walden, Richard Byrd and Dave Guy, it all seems almost new. Yes, we have the spaghetti scene. That was in the original, but there are some gags that were not in the first version and were not in the sex-change version that played the Mechanic.