Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5
Directed by JK Gregg
Produced by Pat Street
Performance dates: May 27-28, June 1-4, 8-11 at 7:30 p.m.; May 29, June 5 at 2:30 p.m.
As an antidote to a couple of rough pandemic years, Pull-Tight revisits this beloved audience favorite which, either in the original version or as The Female Odd Couple, has been performed on our stage six times. The fun begins as fastidious and tightly wound Felix Unger, just separated from his wife, moves in with recently divorced Oscar Madison, whose slovenly and careless ways probably contributed to the breakup of his own marriage. A cast of poker-playing buddies and a date night with the Pigeon sisters round out an evening of hilarity that is also full of heart.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and head shots welcome, but not required.
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COVID-19 safety guidelines
The Pull-Tight Players Board of Directors requires that all cast and crew involved with our production of The Odd Couple must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bring your vaccination card to auditions. A board member will check your card against your photo ID as you check in. Mobile phone photos of your vaccination card will be accepted.
Also be prepared to remain masked when not actively auditioning.
If you are cast, our director will provide any further guidelines on masking during rehearsals as needed.
Thank you for cooperating with our safety measures as we return to live mainstage shows.
Oscar Madison, 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. He has his male cronies in for a weekly poker game with refreshments that invite food poisoning.
Felix Ungar, 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 and Cecily Pigeon, English sisters who live in the apartment building. Attractive, intellectually lightweight, and somewhat flirtatious, they accept Oscar’s invitation for dinner. Must be able to speak with an English accent.
Murray, an atypical New York policeman, a good-natured clod who will never become a detective. He is one of the weekly poker players.
Roy, Oscar’s accountant and another of the weekly poker players. Somewhat critical of Oscar’s behavior, Roy routinely loans him money to “stay in the game.”
Vinnie, a cheapskate who goes to Florida in midsummer to take advantage of low rates and who leaves the poker game when he is ahead.
Speed, a man of simple tastes who enjoys the male camaraderie of the weekly poker sessions. He is disgusted when Felix turns their poker nights into “tea parties.”