BHSU Theatre Department to perform The Odd Couple

The Black Hills State University Theatre Department announced their next production will be the female version of “The Odd Couple” Oct. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.  

Performances will be held in the Woodburn Black Box Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $13 for the public and free for BHSU students, faculty, and staff.  

Show Director Trinity Dietrich said, “I chose ‘The Odd Couple’ because it is a show that I have always found a lot of fun. When I was in high school, I got to go on a field trip to a local college and see the show. That’s where I just where I fell in love with it.”  

Written by Neil Simon, “The Odd Couple” premiered on Broadway in 1965. Simon would later adapt the production into a female version in 1985. The story follows Florence Unger and Olive Madison. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.  

Dietrich said part of her reason for selecting this script was because it was relatable to a wide audience. "We have all had friends we care about go through hardships," she added. "This show takes the good and the bad and looks at both using comedy.”