As one Journey Ends, Another Begins

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So we here at the Highlands Theatre Group have wrapped up our season of the Vicar of Dibley.  We want to thank everyone who came to see the show.  We acknowledge those who didn’t get to see this production due to our sell-out weekend, but hope that you will all join us in November for our next production…

In 1985, Neil Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast. The Female Odd Couple was based on the same story line and same lead characters, now called Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. The poker game became Trivial Pursuit with their friends becoming the girlfriends: Mickey, Sylvie, Vera, and Renee. The Pigeon sisters became the Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus.

The Female Odd Couple opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on June 11, 1985, and closed on February 23, 1986, after 295 performances and nine previews. Directed by Gene Saks, responsible for the 1968 film version, the leads were Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno as Florence (Felix) and Olive (Oscar), with Lewis J. Stadlen and Tony Shalhoub (in his Broadway debut) as the Costazuela brothers.

Making his Highlands directorial debut is HTG President Steven Clancy who will be bringing this production to the Mittagong Playhouse on the 10th of November and running for three weekends.  Auditions will be held at the beginning of August.  This is one play you won’t want to miss.

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