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Manchester offers female version of ‘The Odd Couple’ 

Most people know about the 1960s version of "The Odd Couple," Neil Simon's affectionate comedy about unlikely roommates Oscar and Felix, or about the 1970s TV sitcom it inspired.

Simon's 1985 version with mismatched female roommates isn't quite as well known. This witty, edgy comedy is taking the stage at Manchester University this month. 

Manchester Theatre Society presents “The Odd Couple: Female Version” at 7 p.m. April 23 and 24 in Wampler Auditorium, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, Ind.

It is free and open to the public.

Cast members are first-year Katie Doehrmann as Olive Madison, senior Kori Jennings as Florence Unger, Junior Larissa Valdez as Mickey, senior Devin Clark as Renee, first-year Hannah Wales as Vera, first-year Haley Neilson as Sylvie, first-year Sean Patton as Manolo Costazuela and junior Stratton Smith as Jesus Costazuela.

Directors are Valdez and senior Logan Rayl. Kira Hawkins is club sponsor and head of the Theatre Department at MU.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

April 14, 2016