Auditions

Auditions for “Oscar & Felix”

The Hovey Players are pleased to announce auditions for their November 2013 production, Oscar & Felix by Neil Simon, Directed by Bill Stambaugh

Auditions will be held on August 11 & 12 at 7 PM. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, August 13, also starting at 7:00 PM.

If you are interested in auditioning, but cannot make these scheduled dates, please contact one of our co-producers prior to the audition and we try and work something out. Kristen Dattoli at kristendattoli@gmail.com or Nicole Sparks at nicole.sparks@gmail.com

Auditions will be held at Hovey Players (click here for directions).

If possible, please bring a resume of your acting experience and a headshot. If you don’t have a headshot we will take your photo to clip to your audition form.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Performances are from November 15 – November 30, 2013

PLAY SUMMARY: America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day. Simon wrote Oscar & Felix in 2004 and the updated production ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and starred John Larroquette as Oscar. Essentially, it transports the main characters — including all the poker players — from the 1960s to the 21st century. They are using cell phones and talking about emails and Googling. Simon took the best elements from the original version and the female version (of “The Odd Couple”) and combined them in this play. There are some changes from the original. The English Pigeon sisters are now the Spanish Costazuela sisters — offshoots of the Consuelo brothers in the female version.

CHARACTERS:

Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter.
Felix Ungar: A fastidious, hypochondriac Felix is a news writer whose marriage is ending.
Murray: An NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.
Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.
Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.
Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.
Ynez and Julia (pronounced Hoolya) Costazuela: Oscar and Felix’s upstairs neighbors, a pair of Spanish sisters. Ynez is a divorcée, and Julia (Hoolya) is a widow. Both sisters have very thick Spanish accents.

For any specific character or show questions, please email the Director at wjstambaugh@gmail.com