“The Odd Couple – Female Version” – Dinner Theatre Auditions

December 3 from 4:30pm-7:00pm
December 4 from 6:30pm-9:00pm

 

Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Director  Brynn Arnall

About the Play

A group of female friends are in the middle of their weekly Trivial Pursuit game at Olive’s apartment when they suddenly find out that Florence’s husband has left her. With Florence in dire straights, Olive invites Florence to stay with her until the dust settles. The dust is literal, as Olive enjoys living in her laid back pigsty, while Florence is a neurotic, perfectionist hypochondriac. Hilarity ensues when Olive sets up a double date with the Spanish brothers from down the hall, and it’s a battle of pushing buttons until the very end!

Performances

February 16, 17, 18, February 23, 24, 25 & March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Friday and Saturday doors open at 7:00pm, entrees served at 7:30pm, performance starts at 8:00pm.
Sundays doors open at 4:00pm, entrees served at 4:30pm, performance starts at 5:00pm.
Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.  Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

6 females, ages flexible
2 males, ages flexible

Actors ages 18+ only

What actors should prepare for auditions

Actors should prepare a one minute contemporary monologue (sample monologues will also be available at auditions if needed). They will be asked to perform their monologue, participate in a few improv exercises, and answer some questions from the production staff.
Actors should bring their schedules for January 3, 2018 through March 4, 2018 and be ready to list any potential conflicts.

If you do not have a monologue or are unsure about selecting one, here are some sample monologues from the director. Feel free to use one! There will also be copies of these available at the auditions.

Character List & Descriptions
  • Olive Madison (Female, age flexible,  401 lines)
    The messy one. Divorced. Great sports knowledge. Artistic. Witty.
  • Florence Unger (Female, age flexible, 348 lines)
    High maintenance. Carries tear gas, does yoga, has a spiritual advisor. Dealing with ending a 14 year marriage.
  • Mickey (Female, age flexible, 105 lines)
    A friend of Olive and Florence. Quick-witted. Has a lot of one-liners. Police officer.
  • Manolo Costazuela (Male, age flexible, 90 lines, Act II only)
    Lives down the hall from Olive. Brother of Jesus. From Barcelona, Spain. Polite, good-natured, engaging personality. Physical comedy and quick “Who’s On First” style dialogue.
  • Jesus Costazuela (Male, age flexible, 68 lines, Act II only)
    Lives down the hall from Olive. Brother of Manolo. From Barcelona, Spain. Polite, good-natured, engaging personality. Physical comedy and quick “Who’s On First” style dialogue.
  • Vera (Female, age flexible, 82 lines)
    A friend of Olive and Florence. A bit of an airhead, but well intentioned.
  • Sylvie (Female, age flexible, 78 lines)
    Short temper. A friend of Olive and Florence. 
  • Renee (Female, age flexible, 64 lines)
    Chronic worrier. A friend of Olive and Florence.
Callback Date

December 6, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:00pm, if necessary.

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

A read through will be held and scripts distributed on December 11. Rehearsals January 3-17 will be Monday through Wednesday from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Rehearsals January 22 until opening night will be Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9:00pm.

Content

This production contains some strong language and mild adult themes.

Contact

Director Brynn Arnall at bmarnall@umich.edu.