The Odd Couple

Now accepting video auditions.

Please submit your audition form and audition video to info@romeshakespearefestival.com. Video should include a personal introduction and a monologue no longer than 2 minutes. 

Director: Virginia McChesney   Stage Manager: Neal Brackett

The Odd Couple Audition Form

Neil Simon’s classic comedy opens as a group of the guys are in the midst of their weekly poker game in the apartment of divorced sportswriter, Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. The apartment is smoke-filled, and the only thing Oscar can offer his guests is warm Coke and moldy sandwiches. The last to arrive is Felix Ungar, who has just been thrown out by his wife. Felix is depressed and seems suicidal, leading Oscar to invite Felix to be his roommate. Thus begins the hillarity of these two misfit roommates and the trials that come when any two people try to live together. 

Characters

Oscar Madison - A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly. He has his male cronies in for a weekly poker game with refreshments that invite food poisoning. Oscar’s lifestyle is abruptly turned around when he takes in one of the members of the group, Felix Ungar, whose wife has thrown him out. Everything is now antiseptically clean, the food served to the poker players is appetizing, and there is money to pay his former wife, Blanche. Felix is so compulsive, however, that Oscar cannot live with him and forcefully requests that he leave. 4 scenes, 456 lines.

 

Felix Unger - A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar. Made comical by his exaggerated behavior, Felix is persuaded by the end of the play to live temporarily with the Pigeon sisters, who pity him, but it is probable that they too will find him exasperating. 4 scenes, 386 lines.

 

Gwendolyn Pigeon - Oscar and Felix's giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow. 2 scenes, 66 lines.

 

Cecily Pigeon - Oscar and Felix's giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée. 2 scenes, 57 lines.

 

Speed - One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray. 3 scenes, 64 lines.

 

Murray - A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix's poker buddies. 3 scenes, 118 lines.

 

Roy - One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar's accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed. 3 scenes, 64 lines.

 

Vinnie - One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed's verbal barbs. 3 scenes, 66 lines.

Winnie the Pooh

Now accepting video auditions.

Actors of all ages, with flexible schedules are encouraged to audition. This show will have daytime and evening shows and will probably tour to another playhouse or theatre meaning the performance dates indicated below may not be complete.  This is a musical with an easy to sing score. Please include a song and any special abilities in your video audition. 

Director: Gail Deschamps   

 Winnie the Pooh Audition Form

Casting for Winnie the Pooh 

 (Actors all ages)

Characters:   Christopher Robin (young boy)

                       Winnie the Pooh (any age male)

                       Kanga (any age female)

                       Owl - Puppeteer (will double as another character, any age, male or female)

                       Piglet (small, moves well, any age, male or female)

                       Eeyore (male or female, any age)

                       Rabbit (male or female, any age)

Side for video (act out the poem below with animation and movement)

Once I had a nephew, just one nephew

He lived at the bottom of the hill

Then he had a visitor, just one visitor

Who moved to the hollow near the hill

Several weeks passed, springtime came at last

I seemed to have relations by the score

Friends and relations, friendly relations

Relatives and friends galore. 

Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet auditions currently scheduled for April 16-18 but subject to change based on social gathering status because of COVID-19. Check back for more information
Dracula auditions: August 13-14 6pm
More information to come. 
Auditions are held at The RAD Playhouse located at 233 North 5th Avenue, Rome GA 30165

Call us:

706-331-1006

Find us: 

Rome, Georgia 

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