THE ODD COUPLE
April 25 – 28, 2019
By Neil Simon
Directed by Virginia Musante
OLIVE: A successful television producer; she is intelligent, attractive, and MADISON: wisecracking, with a good sense of humor, and she’s a complete slob;
she has an encyclopedic understanding of sports.
FLORENCE: Attractive, very well-groomed, and neat; has just broken up with her UNGER: husband; she takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate,
and cook; she is intelligent and warm-hearted, but has no sense of
humor (at least about herself).A woman who badly needs to cut loose, give it up, take a risk.
MICKEY: A police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain-talking, and has a good understanding of people; she tries very hard to be in control of all
SYLVIE: 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; and, 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: 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.
MANOLO AND JESUS COSTAZUELA
Two brothers from Spain who have a date with Olive and Florence. They are extremely polite, good-natured, good laughers and have engaging personalities. They speak with Castillian accents.
Monday, Auditions in the MPR.
Feb 28: Prepare a 1 – 2 minute modern comic monologue. (It would be a great idea to read the play first!) Monologues from other Neil Simon plays are welcome but not necessary.
Rehearsals begin the week of March 4 – 8. March 4 – 5 are non-student days for teachers, so the start date of rehearsals will depend on availability.