Sunriver Stars Announces Winter Comedy, Auditions & More

(Photo | Courtesy of Sunriver Stars Community Theater)

Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT) is thrilled to enter its tenth anniversary season with the opening of Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by local veteran actor, Ron Pugh.

The Odd Couple sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. Florence arrives during the game, fresh from being left by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, where Olive is messy, untidy and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy and obsessed with hygiene. The opposites soon clash and when Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head.

The cast includes the two main women described above, four girlfriends (a witty pregnant smoker, a down-to-earth policewoman, an outspoken single and a sweet married woman) plus two Spanish brothers (the older, passionate Latin lover, and the younger, emotional romantic). A single audition is scheduled for 6pm Wednesday, December 15 at the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce, 56825 Venture Ln. in Sunriver. Rehearsals will begin in January and run from 6-8:30pm each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through February. The show will take place in March. Any questions regarding auditions may be directed to Pugh at Tickets will be available in February at

New this year with public health and safety in mind, SSCT joins entertainment venues across the nation in requiring all cast and crew to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Audience members 12 and up will be permitted with proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of event by a professional test provider. In addition, masks will be required at rehearsals and performances for audience members ages three and up. Policies are subject to change based on the Oregon Health Authority, state and/or federal mandates as applicable. SSCT will continue to monitor health guidelines and update policies as necessary.

The SSCT board is looking to fill several positions: Recording Secretary, Marketing Director (to secure sponsorships for the upcoming 10th anniversary season and beyond) and Costume/Props Manager. Anyone with a love for promoting performing arts in the community is encouraged to apply by contacting Victoria Kristy at

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