Players’ female ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday for two week run

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The Black Swamp Players will close its fifty-first season with Neil Simon’s
“The Odd Couple (Female Version),” which takes the stage beginning this Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

Additional performance dates are: Saturday, April 27, Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, all at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.  
First performed in 1985,” The Odd Couple (Female Version)” is a modern riff on Simon’s classic comedy from 1965 about the unlikely friendship between a clean freak and a slob. The female version is set in the apartment of slovenly Olive Madison (Hali Malecki) who, at the opening of the play, has invited a group of friends over for a weekly game of Trivial Pursuit. Late to arrive is Florence Unger (Alexandra Levine), who has just been separated from her husband.
Fastidious, depressed, and hyper-tense, Florence seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Olive becomes the one with murder on her mind when the pair decide to room together and hilarious results ensue. 

In addition to Malecki and Levine, the cast features: Ebere Okoro (Sylvie); Deb Weiser (Mickey); Kasandra Frasier (Renee); Colette Allred (Vera); Jared
Murray (Manolo Costazuela); and Andrew Varney (Jesus Costazuela).  
The production is directed by Heath A. Diehl. 
The Odd Couple (Female Version) will open on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets for the production are $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.  
Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to