Neil Simon's Comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue Appears at ACT
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The last date listed for The Prisoner of Second Avenue was Sunday May 29, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Cheryl Malcham
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Very energetic performances and well-delivered, entertaining script. Although the script might have been written years ago, the same issues still haunt us today - unemployment, neighbors, and frantic city living. If you want an evening full of genuine laughs and talented acting, don't miss it!
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It was very engaging and entertaining. Four of us went and laughed a lot and really were glad we had come. You can see pretty well from just about any seat in the theater because of the way it is set up.
It is especially nice you can take your...continued
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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)