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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

at the Oak Grove Theater June 20 – 26, 2024

The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon
Directed by Mike Lafferty
Produced by Sam Koogler

This classic Neil Simon comedy centers on two friends in 1965. The fun-loving slob Oscar Madison, and the fastidious Felix Unger. Felix has been kicked out of his happy home and Oscar invites the newly separated Felix to move into his New York apartment. The laughter begins when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to become The Odd Couple. This four-time Tony nominated play is a true American classic!

“The Odd Couple” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
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Audition Information

Oscar Madison (M 30-50) A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly.

Felix Unger (M 30-50) A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar.

Gwendolyn Pigeon (F 30-50) Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.

Cecily Pigeon (F 30-50) Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.

Speed (M 30-60) One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, oftenpicking on Vinnie and Murray.

Murray (M 30-60) A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.

Roy (M 30-60) One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

Vinnie (M 30-60) One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. He is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.