Neil Simon’s 1980s reworking of his own classic play, The Odd Couple—the Female Version, provides will open at Brush Creek Playhouse beginning Friday, April 11 and run until Sunday, April 27, with three performances each weekend.
Norman Gouveia, Jr. directs the play, the third time the veteran director has put the show on during his decades long history with Brush Creek. Gouveia is excited by the cast he has assembled for this production, which he describes as a “wonderful mix” of talented newcomers and Brush Creek veterans. Gouveia notes that several of the cast are parents of young Brush Creek actors who appeared in the recent children & youth production of The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty.
“This play has been one of my favorites over the last 25 years,” Gouveia said, and he hopes to share that enjoyment with those who come to see the show. “Neil Simon has had a golden touch with comedies. These six ladies and two men mine that gold throughout the play.”
The performances will be at 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Sundays. Tickets — $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students with ID – will be available at Brush Creek’s two ticket locations: Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton and Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem. They also can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance. More information is also available by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.
The playhouse is located at 11535 Silverton Road, the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads, between Silverton and Salem. In spite of the Silverton Road address, the parking lot is entered from Brush Creek Road.
Thia Evans Sylvie
Sharon Jensen-Messman Vera
Raenna O’Connor Renee
Kelly Lazar Florence
Kassandra Perkins Olive
Shannon Copeland Manolo
Tavis Evans Jesus
Gwen Bergenstock Mickey