The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Auditions: Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm. If you are not able to make this audition, please contact ProArts Exec Director, Lin McEwan at or 808-463-6550 to set up an alternate time.
Possible Callbacks: Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, March 16th and will take place 4-5 evenings per week, plus Saturday days, depending on actor availability and preference. No Sundays.
Shows: April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2, and 3
Audition Requirements: Actors will be asked to read from the script
Synopsis: Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Character Breakdown

Olive Madison (Lead): Female/Female-identifying 18+; a successful television producer; she is intelligent, attractive, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor, and she’s a complete slob; she has an encyclopedic understanding of sports.

Florence (Flo) Unger (Lead): Female/Female-identifying 18+; attractive, very well-groomed, and neat; has just broken up with her husband; she takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate, and cook; she is intelligent and warm-hearted, but has no sense of humor (at least about herself).

Sylvie (Supporting): Female/Female-identifying 18+; desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum; she can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband; and, yes, she is pregnant in the last scene.

Renee (Supporting): Female/Female-identifying 18+; Sylvie’s best friend, can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess–and then Flo’s; she is single and dating a doctor.

Vera (Supporting): Female/Female-identifying 18+; very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends; she’s very funny, but doesn’t realize it.

Mickey (Supporting): Female/Female-identifying 18+; a police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain-talking, and has a good understanding of people; she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.

Manolo Costazuela (Supporting): Male/Male-identifying 18+; handsome, very well-groomed, and Spanish with a Castilian accent; he is every woman’s dream date and showers both Olive and Flo with attention; he must have good comic timing, as he gets very emotional; he is sensitive and appreciates Florence’s sensitivity.

Jesus Costazuela (Supporting): Male/Male-identifying 18+; Manolo’s younger brother; also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic; he also gets very emotional and truly appreciates Florence.


All roles are open at this time, and actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


Audition sides now available for download at:

  • Side 1: Sylvie/Mickey/Renee/Vera p. 7 – 10 Start: top of show End: Sylvie: “Olive! We’re running out of time!”
  • Side 2: Sylvie/Mickey/Renee/Vera/Olive p. 17 – 20 Start: Renee: “What’s the matter?” End: Olive: “Everybody, sit down.”
  • Side 3: Manolo/Jesus/Olive/Florence p. 56 – 57 Start: Olive: “Well, hello there” End: Olive: “Well, do it the easiest way you can.”
  • Side 4: Manolo/Jesus/Florence p. 65 – 67 Start: Manolo: “You are unhappy now, Flo, but in time eet will be better.” End: Florence: “My God!!”
  • Side 5: Olive/Florence p. 33 – 35 Start: Olive: “What’s the matter now?” End: Olive: “Money is the one area where self-respect doesn’t work. “
  • Side 6: Olive/Florence p. 72 – 75 Start: Florence: “Are you CRAZY??? ” End: Olive: “…you’ll get out your vacuum clean

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