The Odd Couple: by Neil Simon is a Parker Arts and Alliance Stage production directed by Christopher Willard.
About the Show
This classic American comedy from Neil Simon depicts a hilarious “marriage” of inconvenience. A usual poker night in Oscar Madison’s messy Upper West Side apartment is disrupted with the news that good friend Felix Ungar has gone missing. When Felix arrives, the poker buddies fear he is suicidal over his impending divorce. Generous to a fault, Oscar offers Felix to stay with him. Over the course of the next several months, Felix drives Oscar crazy with his obsession over his soon-to-be ex and his chronic neatness. Oscar tries everything to get Felix out of his funk, even arranging a double date with two wacky British neighbors. When the plan backfires and Felix grows even more despondent, his friendship with Oscar is put to the test and ultimately teaches both friends about the effect they have on each other and those around them.
Rehearsals will begin the week of January 28 and are flexible with actor schedules. Tech week begins March 2. Performance dates are March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. There are five matinees scheduled, including one on Friday, March 15.
Performances are at The Schoolhouse, located adjacent to The PACE Center in Parker.
Audition dates/times: Sunday, January 6 from 5 PM to 9 PM. Monday, January 7 from 6 PM to 9 PM.
The PACE Center, room: Creative Studio West, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO
Please prepare a one minute comic monologue. Those auditioning will sign-up for hour slots. The audition will be comprised of performance of monologue and then scene readings from the script. Please be familiar with the show in advance.
To Be Cast (6 Males, 2 Females)
Oscar Madison: (Male) (Lead) (Late 30s-50s) Sportswriter. Slovenly, recently divorced.
Felix Ungar: (Male) (Lead) (Late 30s-50s) News Writer. Fastidious, hypochondriac whose marriage is ending.
Murray: (Male) (Supporting) (Late 20s-60s) Poker buddy. NYPD Policeman.
Speed: (Male) (Supporting) (Late 20s-60s) Poker buddy. Gruff and sarcastic, he often picks on Vinnie and Murray. A playful bully.
Vinnie: (Male) (Supporting) (Late 20s-60s) Poker buddy. Mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.
Roy: (Male) (Supporting) (Late 20s-60s) Poker buddy. Oscar’s accountant. Dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.
Cecily Pigeon: (Female) (Supporting) (Late 20s-50s) Oscar’s upstairs neighbor. Gwendolyn’s sister. Divorcee. English (British Accent).
Gwendolyn Pigeon: (Female) (Supporting) (Late 20s-50s) Oscar’s upstairs neighbor. Cecily’s sister. Widow. English (British Accent).
All positions are paid. For questions, please email Christopher Willard at firstname.lastname@example.org.