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4/23/2007

EAC repertory theatre presents The Odd Couple: Female Version

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Ashleigh Palmer and Brittany Gorba rehearse for their roles as Florence and Olive...the Odd Couple [EAC - Crae Wilson photo].
 

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—If you’re looking for some light entertainment, the repertory theatre students at Eastern Arizona College have a show guaranteed to keep you laughing with six public performances, with a double cast, of The Odd Couple: Female Version. Admission to the play is free and even offers one matinee performance.

Performance dates and times for Cast One are May 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Cast Two will perform May 2, 4, and 7 with 7:30 p.m. curtain times each evening.

All of the performances will be held in the small theatre located in South Campus Classroom #3 (across from Guitteau Gymnasium).

“This is similar to Neil Simon’s popular story that was originally a Broadway play in the 1960s and then a film and a popular TV show,” said Dr. Crae Wilson, director of the play and EAC fine arts division chair.

“We thought this was a good time to do a lighter play and give some of our girls a chance at the roles. These two extreme people from opposite ends of the clean spectrum move in together and clash like crazy, and it’s funny!” Wilson said.

In this comedy, the two female roommates include Florence, a fastidious clean freak who sprays disinfectant on everything from the playing cards and the telephone, and brushes away footprints behind those walking across a room; and Olive, a self-confessed slob who could care less if the house is a filthy mess.

“This show will be hilarious fun for the whole family!” said Wilson.

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