The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is scheduled to hold open auditions from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, for the RFA Summer Live Theater event “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St.

Performances will take place Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12.

This comedy opens as a group of men assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him, according to a news release from Diane Bellington with the Friends.

Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

“The Odd Couple” was first presented on Broadway in 1965. It is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Auditions are open to everyone regardless of past stage experience; some new talent is welcome to participate.

At auditions, people should be prepared to read off a script. Those interested in being involved but not on stage, are encouraged to come — stage crew, set design, lighting and sound techs are needed.

For more information, email director Tim Straub at

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