Get your tickets now; Girls Nite Out Productions will be presenting a performance of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” produced by Shelburne resident Jennifer Warwick Sokolowski. Directed by Charlotte resident Kathryn Blume, the comedy runs Oct. 4-7 at the Main Street Landing Black Box Theater in Burlington.
Everyone knows Neil Simon’s beloved Tony Award-Winning comedy, “The Odd Couple,” featuring the unlikely pair of roommates, Felix and Oscar. After many years of encouragement, Neil Simon went back and penned a female version of the show, set in the mid-1980s.
This time around, our odd couple is Olive Madison, a successful television producer who is more than a little careless about the state of her apartment and Florence Unger, a highly meticulous ”woman in transition.” Like the male version, these two are great friends and complete opposites, thrown together when Florence and her husband separate. Add to the mix four Trivial-Pursuit-playing friends and a couple of attractive (and single) Spanish brothers who live upstairs, and you’ve got a chaotic and hilarious clash of styles and cultures – not to mention a little airborne linguini.
The cast includes Kim Jordan (Olive) and Lis Gerber (Florence) as the mismatched best friends with Raquel Aronhime, Susan Palmer, Nan Murat, and Nora Pemberton as the Trivial Pursuit-playing gal pals. Mark Cranmer and Don Patrick O’Connell play the charming but linguistically challenged Costazeula brothers.
Founded in 2010, Girls Nite Out Productions came to life when actresses Jennifer Warwick and Janet Stambolian determined that the best way to provide more high quality theatrical roles for women was to create the opportunities on their own. Girls Nite Out’s past two shows were the well-received “Steel Magnolias” and “The Hallelujah Girls.” You can learn more about GNOP by visiting them at www.girlsniteoutvt.com.
Tickets for “The Odd Couple” can be purchased online at www.FlynnTix.org or by calling (802) 86-FLYNN. Adult $20/Senior & Student $18/Groups of 10 or more $18 per ticket.