SEBAGO —The Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple – Female Version” from Sept. 11 through Sept. 20.

In 1985, Simon revised “The Odd Couple” for a female cast. Titled “The Female Odd Couple” and based on the same story line, the lead characters are now Florence Unger and Olive Madison. The poker game from “The Odd Couple” has been changed to a game of “Trivial Pursuit” and the Pigeon Sisters have been replaced by the hilarious Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus.

Simon’s famous update of his contemporary classic starts with a group of women friends playing their regular game of “Trivial Pursuit” at Madison’s apartment. A divorcee, she freely admits to being a slob: “I leave a mess when I read a book.”

Late to arrive is Unger, a stickler for detail who would try the patience of any saint, and who has, unfortunately, become separated from her husband.

As life would have it, the slob and the fuss-budget decide to room together — with hilarious results.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Schoolhouse Arts Center is on Route 114, just north of Routes 114 and 35, in Sebago Lake Village. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. Call 642-3743 or log on to www.schoolhousearts.org for more information.


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