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General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:
- Completed Audition Form
- Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
THE ODD COUPLE
by Neil Simon
General Auditions: Wednesday, December 2 at 7PM (no appointment needed)
Callbacks: Thursday, December 3 at 7PM (by invitation only)
Show Dates: January 22 – February 14, 2021
Directed By Virginia Olivieri
Cold Reads from the script.
Auditioners will need to bring headshot and resume
Rehearsals will begin on or around December 14th. Rehearsals will generally be in the
evenings after 7pm and some weekends are a possibility.
Odd Couple Casting:
6 Men, 1 Woman
1 Pigeon sister has been pre-cast
Oscar Madison – Male, 40-65
A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room
apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments.
Oscar’s lifestyle is abruptly turned around when he takes in Felix Ungar, whose wife has thrown
Felix Ungar – Male, 40-65
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.
Pigeon Sister – Female, Late 20’s-40’s
Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. Strong comedic skills
Speed – Male, 30-60
One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and
Murray – Male, 30-60
NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies
Roy – Male, 30-60
Poker buddy. Oscar’s accountant. Dry wit but is less acerbic than speed.
Vinnie – Male, 30-60
Poker buddy. Mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal