Neil Simon's Comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue Appears at ACT
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It's alive! Mel Brooks reunited with the creative team behind The Producers for this comedic reimagining of the Frankenstein story that became a Broadway hit. The musical follows young Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen") as he tries to complete his grandfather's work and bring a corpse to life. He is aided by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher. Featuring a live orchestra, an energetic cast and hilarious, catchy tunes like "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven to be a horrifically good time. 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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