The Odd Couple / female version

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, Olive Madison, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her New York apartment. At Olive’s invitation, the suicidal Florence Unger, newly separated from her husband, moves in and is soon finding comfort in cooking, cleaning, and fussing until Olive is almost reduced to a nervous wreck. It becomes clear that the patterns of their disastrous marriages are already re-occurring.


Florence: Anju Alva Naik
Olive: Vandana Prabhu
Jesus: Rajeev Kumar
Manolo: Sanjay Manaktala
Renee: Roopa Rayappa
Vera: Rakhi Bose
Sylvie: Manisha Vinod
Mikey: Lekha Naidu

Lighting by Binod Mishra
Sound by Manoj Kumar
Stage Management by Stefania Mangano and Shunky R Chugani
Directed by Jagdish Raja

Staged for 10 runs at Jagriti Theatre – Bangalore, India on Febraruay 2014 and July 2014

About the playwright

Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written over 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, most adapted from his plays. He has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.

About the director

Jagdish Raja is a stage actor and director with credits in A Passage to India by David Lean, and the Granada Television serial The Jewel in the Crown. He has produced for television and corporate presentations, and is a sought-after narrator who can be heard at the Nehru Planetarium.