Bastrop Opera House presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version) in June, 2020. Auditions are being held on Saturday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. as an open call cold read for male and female actors ages 18 years and older.
Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.
Casting 6 females ages 30-60 and 2 males of a similar age range. Also seeking a stage manager, prop master, and lights and sound crew.
Kati Garrett, directs this production of this girl power comedy.
Rehearsals will be April through May with performances Fridays, June 19, 26 at 7:30 pm, Saturdays, 20, 27 at 7:30 pm, Thursday June 25 at 7:30 pm and Sundays June 21, 28 at 2:30 pm.
If you are unable to attend, please email Kati Garrett at ThespianPedagog@gmail.com.