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.
Olive Madison, age 25-45+
Olive is 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
Florence Unger, age 25-45+
Florence 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, age 25-45+
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.
Mickey, age 25-45+
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.
Renee, age 25-45+
Renee is Sylvie’s best friend. She 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.
Renee, age 25-45+
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. She is married to Harry.
Manolo Costazuela, age 25-45+
Manolo is handsome, very well groomed, and Spanish. 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, age 25-45+
Jesus is Manolo’s younger brother, who is also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent
posture, very romantic, and he also gets very emotional, and truly appreciates Florence.
December 4th 6:30-8:30. or December 6 at 6:00pm. Please prepare a 90 second monologue, preferably comedic.
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December 6th 7:30
Generally 3-4 nights a week, will finalize based on casting. Tech Week Jan 22-25 is mandatory.