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May 31-June 3: 'The Odd Couple' (Female Version)

Neil Simon's play kicks off the 51st annual Highland Summer Theatre season.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 5-23-2017

In the photo, Florence (Michaela Shapiro) chastises her mismatched roommate Olive (Amanda Mai). (Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance photo.)

MANKATO – It’s all there – the Neil Simon hilarity centering around two mismatched roommates, one anal-retentive and neurotic and the other sloppy and casual.

But don’t start picturing Oscar and Felix just yet. Simon put an updated twist on his beloved comedic play “The Odd Couple” in the 1980s – a female twist – and that’s the version kicking off the 51st season of Highland Summer Theatre at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

In “The Odd Couple” (Female Version), Florence Unger and Olive Madison are constantly at odds. The two share an apartment, and their differences make for a lot of conflict and laughs.

Made possible by the Minnesota State Mankato Legacy Society, the play runs 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 3 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State Mankato.

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for Minnesota State Mankato students. Call the Box Office at 507-389-6661, or visit for more information about tickets.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.

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