AUDITIONS - Neil Simon's - The Odd Couple (Female Version)

July 21, 2013

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

By Neil Simon

Directed by Raymond Bradford

In this hilarious female version of 'The Odd Couple', Olive Madison, like her original male counterpart, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her New York apartment. At Olive's invitation, the suicidal Florence Ungar, newly separated from her husband, moves in and is soon finding comfort in cooking, cleaning and fussing until Olive is almost reduced to a nervous wreck. It becomes clear that the patterns of their disastrous marriages are already re-occurring.

Produced by Bay Players at Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Performances: September 20-28, 2013

Auditions will be held on the following days:



The season begins with Tony Award winning - The Odd Couple (female version) by Neil Simon. Olive Madison, like her original male counterpart Oscar, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her New York apartment. At Olive's invitation, the suicidal Florence Ungar (Felix), now separated from her husband, moves in and is soon finding comfort in cooking, cleaning and fussing until Olive is apoplectic It becomes clear that the negative patterns of their disastrous marriages are re-occurring in their relationship.

Auditions Dates: August 5th and 6th, 2013
Audition Time: 7 PM
Audition Location: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium - 1200 E. Fairmount Avenue, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Performance Dates: September 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2013 (PWYC September 19 and 26)

Audition will consist of cold readings. Monologues welcome but not required.

Roles - 6 Females and 2 Males needed
Ages – Late 20’s to Early 60’s
All Ethnicities

Character Descriptions -

Olive Madison - A successful television producer. She is intelligent, attractive, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor – and she’s 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 (Flo) Unger – is attractive, very well groomed, neat 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 warm-hearted (in her own way), and has no sense of humor (at least about herself) - she does NOT make jokes. She can also, without meaning to, make Olive feel guilty.

Sylvie - 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. Oh, yes, she is pregnant in the last scene.

Renee - Sylvie's best friend, can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive's failings as a hostess - and then Flo's. She is single and dating a doctor.

Vera – 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.

Mickey – 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.

Manolo Costazuela - is handsome, very well groomed, and Spanish with a Castilian accent. He is every woman's dreamdate and showers both Olive and Flo with attention. He must have good comic timing, as he gets VERY emotional. He is sensitive and appreciates Florence's sensitivity.

Jesus Costazuela – is Manolo’s younger brother - also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic - and he also gets very emotional, and truly appreciates Florence.

Come see the shows at The Bay Players, the community theater with the professional difference. The Bay Players theater is located at Whitefish Bay High School at 1200 E. Fairmount Avenue in Whitefish Bay, WI. — in Whitefish Bay.

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