A new twist on an old favorite will be performed in Claremore this weekend with the Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple (female version) this weekend.
Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
In this version of “The Odd Couple,” the characters have been given a new outlook and a change of genders.
Instead of Felix and Oscar, this version features Florence and Olive.
This time-tested comedy begins with a ladies’ night of Trivial Pursuit at Olive’s apartment. She may be a terrible cook and messy housekeeper, but that doesn’t stop her friends from enjoying their weekly game. This night is a little different as their friend, Florence needs a place to stay after a fight with her husband.
Chaos quickly ensues as the fussy and fastidious Florence clashes with the disorderly Olive.
“We have so much talent right here in Claremore, and in Rogers County,” said director Ruby Quinn. “We’ve had such a wonderful time putting the show together, and it’s very, very funny. I’ve laughed throughout all the rehearsals.”
Cast members include Claremore High School choir director, Ruiel Doonkeen, Pamela Neuok, Seana Warren, Matthew Pizana, Alyssa Brown, Erynn Arnett, Micheal Williams, Ashley Ramsey and Pamela Neuok.
The play will be mounted in Robson Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre and patrons may opt to have pie from Hammet House in Claremore prior to the performance, or they can just come see the show. Ticket prices range from $10 to $25. For information, call 918-923-4290 or MyTicketOffice.com to purchase tickets.