The Prisoner of Second Avenue
by Neil Simon
When seemingly endless misfortune blights the lives of Mel and Edna Edison, Mel's tolerance
of the high rise life they lead in a fourteenth story Second Avenue apartment, finally snaps, leaving
him on the edge of a nervous breakdown. They just have to get out of this stressful life of paper
thin walls, noisy neighbours, barking dogs and the pressure of uncertain employment. They consider
any number of options: perhaps the simple life in Spain, perhaps running a summer camp for children?
But where's the money going to come from? To whom do you turn in such a situation? The family of
course! Mel's older brother and his three sisters come to the rescue but they may be creating more
problems than they solve.
The play was written in 1971 but is as pertinent and fresh today as it was then. Neil Simon is one of
America's best and most prolific comedy writers with the ability to handle the most serious of subjects
with great good humour. This is one of his best. Come and see it!
Cast and Crew
Director: Dave Baldwin
|Stage Manager||Richard Worrall|
|Sound & Lighting||Philip Preston|
|Costume & Props||Stella Truscott|
Dates and Venues
| 15th November Goodrich Village Hall
21st November Upton Bishop Millennium Hall
22nd November Fownhope Memorial Hall
28th November Burghill Simpson Hall
29th November Woolhope Village Hall