Neil Simon's Comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue Appears at ACT
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All offers for The Prisoner of Second Avenue have expired.
The last date listed for The Prisoner of Second Avenue was Sunday May 29, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Allen Theatre at ACT:
- Full Price:
- $32.00 - $55.00
- Our Price:
- $16.00 - $25.50
Since the play's debut at ACT in 1976, more than 600,000 people have joined Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and good old Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey from bah-humbugger to holiday good-heartedness. In Charles Dickens' truly timeless classic, the miserly Scrooge learns the real meaning of Christmas with the help of three spirits -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. First published in 1873, the novella was an instant popular and critical success, and its story has yet to be improved upon. Don't miss this historic production that's a Seattle family tradition. Learn More
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue
by Neil Simon
Directed by Warner Shook
A comic portrait of urban angst spiked with Simon’s trademark zingers.
Heat waves. Garbage strikes. Noisy neighbors. Burglars. No place dishes it out quite like New York City, and with his job hanging by a thread, Mel Edison is in no mood to grin and bear it. Sparkling with Simon’s usual wit and fueled by a still-resonant anger at the dehumanizing effects of modern city life, this comedy classic pits Mel and his steadfast wife Edna against an assault by 1970s Manhattan—and it’s anybody’s guess who’ll win.
R. Hamilton Wright (Mel Edison)
Anne Allgood (Edna Edison)
John Aylward (Harry Edison)
Cindy Tewes (Pauline)
Kimberly King (Pearl)
Julie Briskman (Jessie)
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