Curtains rise on ‘Odd Couple’


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



Gretta Steffens, right, and Erica Miller during a recent rehearsal for ‘The Odd Couple.’


If you have no plans this weekend, come on down to the Sampson Community Theater Friday, Oct. 20 or Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and laugh with the rest of the audience while you watch “The Odd Couple, Female Version” which has six females and two males as the full cast.

The only member of the cast that has no stage experience is Roger Gonzales who lives in Clinton. He was born in Honduras and moved to New Jersey at age 6 then to North Carolina in 2001. He graduated from Lakewood High in 2012 where he played soccer and a little football. He is a big sports fan and reads a lot of sports especially about the Carolina Panthers, his favorite team. He and Kirk Hudson play the parts of the Constazuela brothers who live in the same apartment building as Olive (Erica Miller) who is trying to fix her and Florence (Felicia Buczynski) up with the brothers. The brothers misunderstanding of English is beyond funny. 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.

Angela Martin will hold auditions this Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. for “Elf. Jr.” to accommodate those that could not audition last week. This Christmas show will be performed six times over the first two weekends of December.

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 & 29.

Elf, Jr. — A musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. Show dates Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10.

Thoughts until next week:

Live every day as if it were your last.

Do every job as if you were the boss.

Drive as if all other vehicles were police cars.

Gretta Steffens, right, and Erica Miller during a recent rehearsal for ‘The Odd Couple.’
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By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Dr. Bruce Caldwell is a board member for the Sampson Community Theater.

Dr. Bruce Caldwell is a board member for the Sampson Community Theater.

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