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The Odd Couple (the female version)

The Odd Couple (the female version) (1988) was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on the comedy by Neil Simon. It was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Kirsten Sørlie directed it.

Sidsel Ryen played the role of Katrine (named Florence in the English-language play).

Eli Anne Linnestad played the role of Nina (named Olive in the English-language play).

The production used the Norwegian title Store piker gråter ikke... (literally: Big girls don't cry...).


(Objekt ID 23560)
Object type Production
Premiere December 1, 1988
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on The Odd Couple AKA The Odd Couple (female version) by Neil Simon
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Comedy, Theatre
Running period December 1, 1988  —  February 4, 1989

Neil Simon wrote two versions of the same play, one with men in the leading roles, one led by women. The male version was written first, with its world premiere in 1965, and it is often referred to as The Odd Couple (male version), whereas the female version had its world premiere in 1985, and is often referred to as The Odd Couple (the female version).

The production Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) performed in 1988 was based on the latter play.


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Contributors (18)
Name Role
Neil Simon – Playwright
Stine Kjelland-Mørdre – Adapted by
Svein Selvig – Translation
Kirsten Sørlie – Direction
Harald Martin – Stage design
Grethe Wang – Costume design
Pia Borgli – Actor (Reidun)
Bente Børsum – Actor (Vera)
Bentine Holm – Actor (Marianne)
Johannes Joner – Actor (Jesus)
Eli Anne Linnestad – Actor (Nina)
Sidsel Ryen – Actor (Katrine)
Finn Schau – Actor (Manolo)
Marit Syversen – Actor (Marit)
Mikkel Stølen – Mask design
Mikkel Stølen – Hair
Øyvind Ørbeck Sørheim – Stage manager
Birgitta Bjørnstad – Prompter
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