Our spring show is the hilarious Neil Simon Comedy “The Odd Couple” presented on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3, 4, 5, 2019, at The Charles R. Wood Theater. This show will be directed by Barbara Miner.
AUDITIONS: Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the rehearsal room, upstairs at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls.
Rehearsals will be Monday through Friday, 6 to 9:30pm, or per director discretion.
Odd Couple Character Descriptions
The age range for most characters is mid 30’s to early 40’s. There is flexibility with this age range for the trivial pursuit players.
OLIVE MADISON (lead) is a successful television producer; she is intelligent, attractive, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor, and she’s a complete slob; she has an encyclopedic understanding of sports.
FLORENCE "FLO" UNGER (lead) is attractive, very well-groomed, and neat; has just broken up with her 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).
SYLVIE (Supporting) 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; and, yes, she is pregnant in the last scene.
RENEE (Supporting) is 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 (Supporting) 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.
MICKEY (Supporting) is 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 situations.
MANOLA COSTAZUELA (Supporting) is handsome, very well-groomed, and Spanish with a Castilian accent; he is every woman's dream date 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 (Supporting) is Manolo’s younger brother; also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic; he also gets very emotional and truly appreciates Florence.