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Allen Theatre at ACT
700 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
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"The Prisoner of Second Avenue"
21 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

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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27 reviews
7 stars
attended May 15 2011

The directing was supurb! Warner Shook is great. Anne Allgood, Bob Wright and John Aylward were excellent in bringing life to their characters. The other actors added perfect support - Julie Briskman, Kimberly King and Cynthia Lauren Tewes. ...continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended May 22 2011

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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)

<em>Tribes</em> Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>The Liar</em> <em>The Snowy Day and Other Stories</em> by Ezra Jack Keats <em>La Traviata</em>