“The Odd Couple” to Debut This Weekend

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Marshfield Area Actors will be performing Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple for six nights beginning on Nov. 12.

This performance will feature lead characters Olive Madison and Florence Unger who become roommates after Florence is faced with a divorce. Olive and Florence’s different personalities create drama especially when they go on a double-date with Spanish brothers, Manolo and Jesus.

Director Andrew Steinert will be directing his first-ever production and he said it’s been challenging but he is grateful to other members of the cast for stepping up and helping him put the production together.

“To say it’s been a challenge to juggle the new directorial role I’ve taken in addition to the my Tech Lead role would be an understatement but I’m immensely grateful to my cast for being patient and offering to help where they can,” Steinert said.

Steinert said he is excited to see how the crowd reacts to the things the cast has in store for them.

“The thing I’m most excited for is actually hearing the crowd react to the wackiness we have prepared for them,” Steinert said. “We hope that everyone can come and enjoy this show we’ve worked so hard on over these last few months.”

Steinert has been acting since sixth grade and was instrumental in starting Marshfield Area Youth Actors, now Marshfield Area Actors. He has been a part of various different parts of productions and it has prepared him for taking the lead on The Odd Couple.

The full cast includes:

Olive Madison – Andrew Koopman
Florence Unger – Serena Skibba
Mickey – Lauren Koopman
Renee – Lizzy Gruenloh
Sylvie – Erinn Manteufel
Vera – Courtney Wozniak
Manolo Costazuela – Kevin Fischer
Jesus Costazuela – Eli Splude

The performances will take place Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. There will also be performances the following weekend on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

The Odd Couple will be performed at the Chestnut Center for the Arts and tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.

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