The Odd Couple
Friends of Florence, played by Maria Gallardo (center), offer their unique solution to her problems in the female version of Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple." Appearing with Gallardo are, from left, Martie van der Voort, Jacinda Swinehart-Johnson, Monica Rhodes, Samantha Cormier and Layni Direnfield. The play is directed by Robert Encila. courtesy photo

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” has returned but this time, they’re wearing skirts. Simon reinterpreted his popular comedy about two very different buddies sharing a New York apartment to feature two very different females, Florence and Olive.

The play’s classic poker games have been replaced with Trivial Pursuit sessions, but the constant tension and laughs that build when two opposing personalities butt heads remains the same.

The play will be brought to life by the Da Vinci Players of Studio Connections June 3-19 at St. Francis in the Foothills Theatre, 4625 E. River Road.

Tickets are $18-$15. They can be reserved by visiting or calling 800-838-3006.

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