Waterford Mott High School’s Theater Department will be presenting its own spin on a Neil Simon classic.
“The Odd Couple” will be performed at the Mott Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, with all performances starting at 7 p.m.
The Mott students will be performing a female version of the hit play, with female lead characters.
“Neil Simon rewrote the play in the 1980s with a cast of six women and two men,” said Scott Finn, a Mott theater arts teacher. “The plot is essentially the same, except that the conflict is between Florence and Olive and not Felix and Oscar. Like the original, Florence and Olive have their girlfriends over to play, not poker but Trivial Pursuit. The two male characters are the Costazuela brothers, who come over for a dinner date with the two women.”
The role of Olive will be played by Theodora Pardales, while Florence will be played by Emily Strub.
Mickey will be played by Janelis Marrero, while Sylvie will be played by Kylie Stidham.
Alexandra Atanasova will play Renee, while Veronica Nowak will play the role of Vera.
The role of Jesus will be played by Connor Brzezinski, while John Brackenridge will play the role of Manolo.
For ticket and performance information, call 248-673-4205. To purchase tickets, visit waterford.k12.mi.us/pac/tickets.
Tickets are priced at $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students.