SHOW DATES: May 4-24, 2018
Directed by Susi Brown
Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 6:30pm
Monday, February 19, 2018 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
LOCATION: Tolovana Hall (3779 S Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach)
Please arrive on-time, late arrivals may not be seen unless arrangements have been made. Please contact the theatre at 503-436-0609 if you are unable to make the audition date/time.
A group of guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison and if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
(2 women, 6 men)
OSCAR MADISON – A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly.
FELIX UNGAR – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar.
GWENDOLYN PIGEON – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.
CECILY PIGEON – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.
SPEED – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.
MURRAY – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.
ROY – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.
VINNIE – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Everyone will read from pre-selected sides from the show. Arrive prepared to fill out an audition form or download an audition form (available soon) to fill out and bring with and make sure to bring your schedules and conflicts.
A read-through of the play is planned for Sunday, February 25 and rehearsals will begin on March 4. Rehearsals will be held Sunday – Wednesday dependent on conflict schedules of the cast.