‘Odd Couple’ polishes lines, prepares for opening


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



The first performance of Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple, Female Version’ will be Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Felesia Buczynski and Erica Miller, playing Florence and Olive, are seen rehearsing one of the acts.


The cast of “The Odd Couple, Female Version” has but one week to get their fine tuning and timing done before the curtains will part on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. for the first of six performances on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater.

It’s been a grueling six weeks of rehearsals but the cast of six females and two males are now old friends who would not think of forgetting a line that a cast member would have to clean up. Tom Wilbur has taken many snapshots of the cast in rehearsals and they always have a smile. This mature comedy is sponsored by Warwick, Bradshaw & Lockamy, P.A., Attorneys at Law. For your information tickets are available at Matthew’s Gifts, at Inkspot, and at the box office when it is open.

Don’t forget that Angela Martin will hold auditions this Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. for “Elf. Jr.” This Christmas show will be performed six times over the first two weekends of December.

The Board of Directors are still trying to find out what shows are available for our 2018 season. We have a couple of shows penned in but will release our full schedule probably in November.

Upcoming events

The Odd Couple, Female Version — Rehearsals ongoing. Mature Comedy directed by Tom Wilbur. Show dates are Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29.

Elf, Jr. — A musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Show dates Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9,10.

Thoughts until next week

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Better to be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own … Aesop

The 10 commandments are not multiple choices.

The first performance of Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple, Female Version’ will be Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Felesia Buczynski and Erica Miller, playing Florence and Olive, are seen rehearsing one of the acts.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_E-IMG_0013.jpgThe first performance of Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple, Female Version’ will be Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Felesia Buczynski and Erica Miller, playing Florence and Olive, are seen rehearsing one of the acts.

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By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

See Sunday’s edition of The Sampson Independent for a feature on ‘The Odd Couple.’

See Sunday’s edition of The Sampson Independent for a feature on ‘The Odd Couple.’

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