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Auditions for The Odd Couple
March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Still Got It Players is proud to announce Auditions for The Odd Couple to take place on Monday and Tuesday March 11 & 12 from 7-10pm at The Village Theater at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd in Canton. Please enter through the backstage entrance and follow the signs to auditions. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
This classic comedy opens in Oscar Madison’s slovenly apartment as a group of his friends is deep into a game of poker. It is no wonder that Oscar is divorced if the condition of his apartment is any indication. The last of the group, Felix Ungar, arrives late and depressed: he and his wife have recently separated and he is trying to hold it together. He is a desperate man, and his friends fear for his mental state. Since Felix has nowhere to go, Oscar invites him to move in with him until he has a chance to figure things out.
At first, Felix’s love of order is the perfect answer to Oscar’s messy house, careless spending, and gambling problems. But soon his fussiness and hypochondriac ways prove extremely annoying to those around him, especially Oscar, who has to decide whether to let his friend stay and drive him crazy or throw him out to retain his sanity. Hilarity ensues as these two very polar-opposite friends have to figure out how to reconcile their differences.
6 Men and 2 Women
Oscar Madison – A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter. 4 scenes, 456 lines.
Felix Unger – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions. 4 scenes, 386 lines.
Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow. A British accent and the ability to portray youthful energy like a 30 year old would be ideal. 2 scenes, 66 lines.
Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée. A British accent and the ability to portray youthful energy like a 30 year old would be ideal. 2 scenes, 57 lines.
Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray. 3 scenes, 64 lines.
Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. 3 scenes, 118 lines.
Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed. 3 scenes, 64 lines.
Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked. 3 scenes, 66 lines.
Rehearsals: Mon, Tue and Thur from 7-10 PM
Performance Dates: May 16-19, 2019
Please contact director Karen Pritchard with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at auditions!