AUDITION NOTICE – The Odd Couple
THE ODD COUPLE (female version)
by Neil Simon
Cobham Village (Small) Hall
Monday 17 June at 8.00pm – readings, discussion and drinks
Wednesdy 19 June at 8.00pm – the auditions
A Note to you all from the Director: Victoria Franklin
For this Autumn’s play I am experimenting with holding our auditions over two days to give people a chance to try out as many different parts as possible. The first date of June 17th will be quite informal with lots of opportunity for discussion, sharing of ideas and raising a glass or two. On this Monday, I will also hand out the key extracts selected for the set audition pieces we will use on the Wednesday. Please attend both eves, if possible.
Here are the key extracts we will use as audition pieces:
AUDITION PIECES – JUST CLICK THIS LINK and download the sections that interest you.
The Odd Couple (female version), is Neil Simon’s gender-swapping re-write of his comic masterpiece which pits chaos versus control. How do mismatched flat-mates, Olive and Florence, struggle to cope with each other’s alien way of life? When the obsessively tidy and newly separated Florence moves in with her divorcee friend, the gregarious and pathologically untidy Olive, the scene is set for a collision of personalities. Fellow banter-loving Trivial Pursuits players and a pair of would-be Spanish Romeos add to the laughs engendered by such hilarious incompatibility. Although originally the play was set in New York, I have moved it to London, with UK accents.
There are great parts for girls and guys. Please see the page of character summaries. It would also be very helpful if you could use the Options form (download form from link, print it and send it to me at the email address below) to indicate your preferences, for on and off-stage involvement.
Email: victoriaATone2onelanguages.com (note the AT should be replaced by @)