The Odd Couple (Male and Female Versions)
By Neil Simon
Directed by Karl Curtis and Dusty Smith
The Male Version: This classic Neil Simon comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
20 Years later, Neil Simon rewrote The Odd Couple with Female Leads: In this version Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Simon wanted to explore new possibilities and, in this case, turning Oscar into Olive, here a career-minded news writer not concerned with neatness at home. Similarly, Florence remains the nervous self-involved hypochondriac and neat-freak.
We will alternate showings between the Male and Female versions, so come be sure to catch both shows!
Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area Community Theater, 103 Lincoln St., Verona
Performances: February 7-16, 2019
Thursday, February 7th 7:30pm
Friday, February 8th 7:30pm
Saturday, February 9th 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, February 14th 7:30pm
Friday, February 15th 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16th 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $12 for Students through High School and Seniors 65+, $17 for Adults
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Registration opens at 6pm, Auditions start at 6:30pm. Everyone will read from the show. No advanced preparation is necessary. Please complete the required online registration form by 12:00pm on the day of auditions.