Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Odd Couple, Female Version, Auditions

Bisbee’s Obscure Productions Auditions for Female “Odd Couple”

Bisbee’s Obscure Productions will have an open call July 21 and 22 for actors for their upcoming production of The Odd Couple, Female Version by Neil Simon. There are still a lot of people today that can’t help but grin when they hear the words “Odd Couple.” Neil Simon’s hilarious play was turned into a hilarious movie and an equally funny TV series about the antics of two mismatched roommates. The female version has the same story line and the same lead characters, now called Florence Unger and Olive Madison. The poker game becomes Trivial Pursuit with girlfriends Mickie, Sylvie, Vera and Renee. The attractive Pigeon sisters are now the handsome Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus.

Denise DeVinney will direct. BOP audiences will remember Denise from I Hate Hamlet and Urinetown, the Musical. She has experience in almost all aspects of community theater including directing, acting and stage-managing. Denise’s directing resumé includes The Odd Couple, Godspell, The Foreigner, Lend Me A Tenor and Anything Goes in Wyoming and Minnesota.

Auditions will be held in the O.J. Squffy Theater at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave. in Old Bisbee on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22, beginning at 2:00 pm each day.

Actors are asked to come prepared to deliver a one- to three-minute memorized comic monologue, not original work. They will also read from the script. Rehearsals will be selected evenings and weekends until performance. Dress rehearsal and performance dates are scheduled for September 22 – October 7, 2012. A copy of the script is available for reading at the Copper Queen Library. Actors may contact BOP at (520) 432-2901 or theaterbisbee@gmail.com for more information.

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