MUNCY - "The Odd Couple (female version)" is just that: Felix and Oscar become mismatched female roommates, Florence and Olive, in Neil Simon's adaptation of his own play.
The seasoned performers at Muncy High School will present four live performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 10 and a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 11. The play opens at Olive Madison's (played by senior Nickolette Jones) sloppy apartment, as she hosts a ladies' night with some of her friends.
As Sylvia, Mickey, Rene and Vera sit around the table playing a game of Trivia Pursuit, they learn that their friend, Florence Unger (Muncy senior Corina Dunlap), has disappeared after splitting with her husband.
Muncy High School will perform its fall play, “The Odd Couple (female version),” the week of Oct. 29. From left are Nickolette Jones, who plays Olive Madison, and Corina Dunlap, who plays Florence Unger.
When she shows up disoriented and coming apart at the seams, Florence has nowhere to go and Olive offers a place for her to stay in her messy New York apartment.
Olive never realized that her kind and compassionate intentions would create a situation worse than the marriages they both left. Hypochondriac Florence recovers, takes over and begins cooking and cleaning.
Their two different worlds collide, and the cleaner Florence becomes, the sloppier Olive gets.
Two Spanish brothers who live upstairs, Jesus Constazuela (played by senior Yanni Pashakis) and Manolo Constazuela (Muncy sophomore Josh Lloyd) meet Olive in the elevator and her lonely life that is seeking male companionship turns into an unforgettable clash of cultures and emotions.
Bob Taylor, Muncy High School theatre director, decided to double-cast the four friends.
Thursday and Saturday night's performances will feature seniors Katie Stepp and Becky Smith, sophomore Bridget Murphy and freshman Cassie Swisher.
Friday night and Sunday's matinee will roll out the talents of seniors Becca Kriner and Vicky Smith, junior Rachel Michalich and freshman Olivia Wetherhold.
Performances will be in the Muncy High School auditorium, 200 W. Penn St.
Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 419-3106 or 220-6790.