Audition Announcements:

We are thrilled to announce auditions for
The Odd Couple - Female Version!

By:                  Neil Simon

Directed by:   Megan Lallier

Auditions:       Sunday, November 21 at 7:30pm – 9:00pm OR

                        Monday, November 22 at 6pm - 8:30pm

Location:        The Portland Players

                        420 Cottage Road,

                        South Portland, ME 04106

NOTE: Proof of vaccination will be required to audition and to be cast in The Odd Couple, Female Version


Rehearsals: The first read through of the show will be on Sunday, November 28th, at 6pm. Rehearsals will begin the following day, November 29th, and run Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 – 9pm. Please be prepared to let us know on your audition sheet of any and all conflicts that you may have.


Show Description:

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.


A Note About Auditions: Actors are encouraged to audition for any role they see fit. The director will consider all auditioners for any role and will make the final decision after all options have been considered. Please bring a bio with your stage experience along with a headshot, if you have one. Character sides will be provided at auditions.


Character Descriptions:


Olive Madison: Olive is a successful television producer. She is intelligent, attractive and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor – as well as a complete slob when it comes to her surroundings. She has an encyclopedic understanding of sports and is a complete pushover for her ex-husband, who is a good friend.


Florence Unger: Florence is well groomed, very neat and has just broken up with her husband. She takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate and cook and is very good at all three. Florence is also intelligent, warm-hearted (in her own way), and has no sense of humor (at least about herself) – she does NOT make jokes. She can also, without meaning to, make Olive feel guilty.


Mickey: Mickey is a police officer, who is down-to-earth, honest, and has a good understanding of people. Sometimes she can take the “police bit” too far as she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.


Sylvie: Sylvie is desperately trying to be a non-smoker, so she is a chronic gum-chewer. She can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband.

Renee: Renee is Sylvie’s best friend. She can be very straightforward, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess. She is single and dating a doctor.


Vera: Vera is 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. She is married to Harry.


Manolo Costazuela:  Manolo is handsome, very well groomed, and Spanish. 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: Jesus is Manolo’s younger brother, who is also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic, and he also gets very emotional; he truly appreciates Florence.


Have questions? Email Megan Lallier at


Show dates are January 14th through January 30th. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM.

NOTE: Proof of Vaccination will be required to Audition and to be cast in
The Odd Couple - Female Version

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