The Odd Couple (Female Version) — Judson Theatre Company

The Odd Couple (Female Version)


Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s riotously funny comedy classic centered around two wildly mismatched roommates living together in New York City. What happens to a friendship when a neat-freak and a slob try to co-exist?

All performances at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC)

in the newly renovated Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (early curtain, opening night)

Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 pm (matinee)

Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm (matinee)



AMANDA BEARSE* (Olive Madison) After graduating the Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner, Amanda began her professional acting career in New York on All My Children. In Los Angeles, she co-starred in the cult horror film Fright Night opposite Chris Sarandon, followed by another classic, playing Marcy D’Arcy on  over 250 episodes of Fox’s Married…With Children over its 11-season run. There she stepped behind the camera, launching her directing career in episodic television, directing episodes of Married…With Children as well as  MADtv. Reba, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, George Lopez, The Jamie Foxx Show, Dharma & Greg, and Jessie (among others).

Amanda currently resides part-time in Seattle where she is lead instructor in the Acting for Film program at the Seattle Film Institute. After thirty-five years in entertainment, Amanda made her off-Broadway directing, as well as acting, debut in 2018 at New York City Center with Party Face starring Hayley Mills, coming full circle with her work in theater. This return to acting is an exciting new adventure, having just completed staged readings of two Wendy Wasserman plays earlier this year in Los Angeles. Amanda is beyond thrilled to be working again with both producer Morgan Sills and actress, Teresa Ganzel.


TERESA GANZEL* (Florence Unger) is perhaps best known to audiences from her 32 appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, for playing Jackie Gleason’s wife in The Toy starring Richard Pryor, and for starring opposite Jeff Goldblum in Transylvania 6-5000. She also appeared opposite Bill Paxton in the comedy mini-series Fresno starring Carol Burnett.

Teresa was a series regular on The Duck Factory with Jim Carrey, Roxie with Andrea Martin, and Teachers Only with Lynn Redgrave and Jean Smart. She has made dozens of memorable guest appearances on beloved shows including Three’s Company (as Greedy Gretchen), Coach, Mama’s Family, Alf, Newhart, Love Boat, Hotel, and Married…with Children (great to work with Amanda again!). Game show fans may remember Teresa as a celebrity player on The $25,000 Pyramid and $100,000 Pyramid tournaments as well as Super Password and Hollywood Squares. Teresa continues to stay busy with independent film work, TV commercials, and voiceover work in films like Despicable Me 3, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Monsters Inc., Up, Wall-E, Horton Hears a Who!, and Cars.

Her recent theatre credits include Harvey starring French Stewart (Laguna Beach Playhouse); Heartbreak Help with Melissa Peterman and Marisa Jaret Winokur; the national tour and Off-Broadway production of Viagara Falls; and Meet & Greet with Vicki Lewis.  She is thrilled to return to JTC where she played Truvy in Steel Magnolias (2014). Twitter: @laganzell