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The Odd Couple (Female Version)

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The Theatre department is preparing for its second production of the season, “The Odd Couple (Female version).” From October 19th to October 21st at 7 p.m., come enjoy a night full of laughter, comedy, and a little bit of history as you dive into the world of “The Odd Couple.” The shows will be held in the Frith Fine Arts Center’s Pritchett Auditorium and are free to students, staff, and faculty. The cast includes Kylie Morton, Sam Overton, Alyssa Nelson, Isaiah Reed, C.J. Wilson, Erin Hayes, Annsley Smith, and Brooke Burke. 

“The Odd Couple (Female Version)” is a play about the story of Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and her friends connect weekly to play Trivial Pursuit in Olive’s messy apartment. As the game is in motion, a freshly dumped Florence arrives. Worried that she might commit suicide, Olive invites Florence to live with her, however, they have completely different personalities. Olive is messy and careless about her living conditions, while Florence is a compulsive cleaner. The two soon clash and chaos ensues. When Olive arranges a date with the Constazuela brothers, their differences arise and sparks fly. 

 “Olive is very sarcastic, sloppy, easygoing, and gets annoyed easily,” Kylie Morton, a freshman majoring in theater, said. “As a freshman, I’m very excited to act alongside some of the upperclassmen. I feel pretty good about the cast chosen and I think everyone is falling into their roles nicely. I’m, also, very excited for everyone to see how the characters all interact with each other because we just have funny interactions, even when no lines are spoken.”

“I play Florence Unger who is very put together, neat, and serious,” Sam Overton, a senior majoring in musical theater, said. “As one of my last plays at Averett, it is bittersweet and I’m glad this was the production that was chosen during my senior year. I’m definitely going to miss it and I get so sad thinking about it being over.”

Rehearsals are well underway as the cast prepares for opening. Countless hours have been put into making this show performance ready with the help of the cast and crew. You will surely have a good laugh and enjoy each character’s unique personality. We hope to see you there!

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Brooke is a freshman majoring in theatre and communication. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, crafting, watching stage shows, and traveling to new places. After college, she hopes to become a director/producer in the film or stage industry.