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The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Written by Neil Simon
Presented by Workshop Theatre
Directed by David Britt

Audition Dates: November 1 and 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Audition Location:
Workshop Theatre School of Performing Arts
635 Elmwood Ave
Columbia, SC 29201
Performance Dates: January 15-24, 2016

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. Auditions will also consist of cold reading from sides pulled from script.

Show Description:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. – from Samuel French

Roles Available:
Olive Madison (25-55) recently divorced, a successful television producer. She is intelligent, attractive, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor and a complete slob when it comes to her surroundings. She has an encyclopedic understanding of sports, is a complete pushover for her ex-husband, and a good friend

Florence Unger (25-55) is attractive, a neat freak and has just broken up with her husband. She takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate and cook and is very good at all three. Flo is also intelligent, although she doesn’t realize it, warm-hearted (in her own way), but has no sense of humor (at least about herself) – she does NOT make jokes.

Sylvie (25-55) is desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum. She can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband. She is pregnant in the last scene.

Mickey (25-55) is a police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain talking, and has a good understanding of people. Sometimes she can take the “police bit” too far and she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.

Renee (25-55) Sylvie’s best friend, tells it like it is, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess – and then Flo’s. She is single and dating a doctor.

Vera (25-55) – is very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends. She’s very funny, but doesn’t realize it. Vera is married to Harry – and they are off to Miami in the middle of July because they can get better rates!

Manolo Costazuela (Mano 25-55) – handsome extremely polite, good natured, great laughter, and engaging personality.

Jesus Costazuela (25-55) Mano’s hombre – handsome extremely polite, good natured, great laughter, and engaging personality.

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