One of Us Productions presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple – Female Version,” a contemporary comedy directed by Johnni Prince. This “Odd Couple” is a feminine pair of dysfunctional roommates – Olive Madison and Florence “Flo” Unger, played by Lorraine Barrett and Debbie Coxey. The cast also features Hannah Barrett (Sylvie), River Benson (Renee), Marcie Pickner (Vera), Jodi Smith (Mickey), Carl Foster Miller (Manolo Costazuela), and Zach Barrett (Jesus Costazuela).
What starts as Olive’s sincere effort to help her friend Flo, when her marriage suddenly falls apart, evolves into a hilarious string of minor tensions and major flare-ups about orderliness, responsibility, personal space, and everything else. With the help of their Trivial Pursuit-playing friends and two handsome Spanish neighbors, Olive and Flo survive three weeks as the most mismatched roommates of all time. Director Prince sums it up splendidly: “These characters are delightfully ‘Odd.’ One minute you want to hug them and the next, you want to choke them! A lot like ‘real’ life, wouldn’t you say?”
The fun-filled comedy opens Saturday, April 9, and runs for three weekends through April 24 at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy. 101 North, Yachats). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at Touchstone Gallery, Toad Hall, Ya-Hots Video Country Store, Waldport Video, and Crescent Moon Consignment; online by clicking here, or at the door (box office opens half hour before the show.) Ticket price: $12.
Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program will hold a special dinner theatre fundraiser on Friday, April 8. Call (541) 547-4599 for details.