Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue
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The last date listed for The Prisoner of Second Avenue was Saturday February 18, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
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Modern city life starts to prove too much for one middle-aged couple living on New York City’s Upper East Side during an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike — they’re cracking under the strain of the rat race! A true master of his craft, Simon has a gift for taking a weighty subject and, without losing sight of its basic seriousness, treating it with wit, compassion and sympathetic humor.
Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” which debuted on Broadway in 1971, is the story of a neurotic New York advertising salesman named Mel Edison who loses his job after 20 years, and has a difficult time adjusting to working from home and allowing his wife to become the breadwinner. As Mel realizes he is no longer in control of his world, he’s falls apart. With Neil Simon wielding the pen, Mel’s pain is the catalyst for huge laughs as well as heartfelt empathy.