The Pattaya Players (home of Pattaya's Professional Amateurs) are proud to announce their Spring production entitled, "The Odd Couple”
(female version) on April 3-5, 2009. This full-length play written by Neil Simon and directed by Adam Kuhl features a cast of eight talented thespians.

The script was born out of the male-version “The Odd Couple,” original Broadway play, Hollywood movie and subsequent TV series that featured Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. These two characters quickly became an unforgettable part of American culture. However, Neil Simon’s more current, gender-switching rewrite outshines the original male version in many ways. First of all, the characters of Olive and Florence are more fully developed with an expanded range of emotions. Also, the relationship of the group of friends that meet each week has been broadened to reveal more of each character and their fondness for each other.

This play takes a look at friendship and how, through friendship, we often tolerate the eccentricities and foibles of those closest to us.
It is very obvious that these friends who meet each week do so not merely to play Trivial Pursuit, but also to socialize, gossip and provide unconditional support for one another. Audience members should prepare for uproariously funny verbal jabs, idiosyncratic behaviors, and all-in-all out cat fights!

"I like writing women very much," Simon said in an interview the same year the female version opened. "Men are more closemouthed about their real feelings, whereas women, if the situation is right, open up."
(The New York Times Magazine, May 26, 1985).

Director Kuhl also took some liberties of his own, adapting one of the female supporting cast members into a flamboyant gay man and casting a diverse multinational company with varied ages. The result is a fresh, frolicking adaptation of a cuttingly witty theatrical presentation.

The two evening performances on Friday April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th will feature an optional buffet dinner component catered by the world-renowned chefs at The Amari Hotel. Tickets for adults will be 300 Baht (without dinner) and 1,000 Baht (inclusive of buffet).
Children under 12 may attend the show for 200 Baht (without dinner) and 900 Baht (inclusive of buffet). Sunday, April 5th will be a matinee performance with no buffet available. Tickets can be purchased through any board member, by e-mailing pattayaplayers[at] or by stopping by the Amari Orchid Hotel lobby in North Pattaya. Seating is limited, but if space allows, tickets will also be available at the door each day of the production.

Now in the midst of their second successful year, the Pattaya Players are seeking out corporate and private sponsors to help them move forward throughout the new year. Please consider joining 2009 current
sponsors: AA Insurance Brokers, Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, The Cavanaugh Community Center, Chevrolet, Indian By Nature, LCIT, Rabbit Resort, Horseshoe Point, Casa Pascal, The Sleep Factory, St. Andrews International School, Steps & Rhythm Dance Academy, The Pattaya City Expats Club, SPICE! Magazine and Pattaya Mail in helping the Pattaya Players to continue being premier creative arts organization in Pattaya! In addition, personal memberships are also be available to any interested party. The cost of a single membership is 500 Baht for adults and 250 Baht for students. Included in the membership is a subscription to the Pattaya Players Mail List, notifications of future opportunities for "professional amateur training courses and seminars"
and invitations to Pattaya Player's exclusive "Social Evenings." More information can be found at Pattaya Players Home Page.