Audition Information for The Odd Couple - Female Audition
by Neil Simon
Directed by Alan Riedel
Audition Dates: Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18
Audition Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (both nights)
Audition Location: GracePoint Wesleyan Church
1420 Orchard Drive
Brookings, SD 57006
Please use south doors, turn left
Performance Dates: March 7 - 10, 2019
General Information for Auditions:
PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS
Please print and fill out the audition form below and bring with you to auditions. This form will also be available at the door.
We are auditioning actors: age 16+.
AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– Reading from the script
– Director may led improv exercises
– A movement audition, may be asked for. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)
Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.
Looking for 6 Women and 2 Men,
Olive Madison (Female) - a successful television producer; she is intelligent, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor, and she’s a complete slob; she has an encyclopedic understanding of sports.
Florence "Flo" Unger (Female) - very well-groomed, and neat; has just broken up with her husband; she takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate, and cook; she is intelligent and warm-hearted, but has no sense of humor (at least about herself).
Sylvie (female) - desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum; she can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband; and, yes, she is pregnant in the last scene.
Renee (female) - Sylvie's best friend, can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive's failings as a hostess--and then Flo's; she is single and dating a doctor.
Vera (female) - very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends; she’s very funny, but doesn't realize it.
Mickey (female) - a police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain-talking, and has a good understanding of people; she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.
Manolo Costazuela (male) - very well-groomed, and Spanish with a Castilian accent; he is every woman's dream date and showers both Olive and Flo with attention; he must have good comic timing, as he gets very emotional; he is sensitive and appreciates Florence's sensitivity.
Jesus Costazuela (male) - Manolo’s younger brother; also very well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic; he also gets very emotional and truly appreciates Florence.