Remember “The Odd Couple,” the hilarious stage play by Neil Simon that went on to be on television, twice!?!
It’s back but with a twist. The characters are female. Oscar is now Olive and Felix is now Florence. And it’s local. The play, “The Odd Couple (female version)” will be performed by the Fort Smith Little Theatre Nov. 9 through 18.
Want to get in on the act? You are fortunate, because open casting auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and callbacks will be on Oct. 3 at the theatre, located at 401 N. 6th St. in Fort Smith.
The play calls for two males, ages about 30 and 45, and six females, ages 25 through 50. This version of the play will be directed by Eric Wells.
Simon’s female version of “The Odd Couple” has Olive Madison, a slobbish divorcee, and Florence Unger, a stickler for neatness, clashing and crashing with each other and into hilarity. Simon is always hilariously entertaining.
The theatre’s phone number is 479-783-2966.
Fort Smith Little Theatre is Arkansas’ oldest continuously running all-volunteer community theatre. Established in 1947, the Fort Smith Little Theatre has been entertaining crowds for over 60 years.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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