The Prisoner of Second Avenue
by Neil Simon
Directed by Ariana Zbrzezny
Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Helen Foley Theatre
Binghamton High School
The story revolves around the escalating problems of a middle-aged couple living on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side of New York City. Mel Edison, has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age. The action occurs during an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike, which just exacerbates Edison's plight to no end as he and his wife Edna deal with noisy neighbors and loud sounds emanating from Manhattan streets up to their apartment.
Neil Simon walks a tightrope between comedy and drama in this bittersweet story.
"A gift for taking a grave subject and, without losing sight of its basic seriousness, treating it with hearty but sympathetic humor...A talent for writing a wonderful funny line...full of humor and intelligence. Fine fun."- New York Post
"Creates an atmosphere of casual cataclysm, an everyday urban purgatory of copelessness from which laughter seems to be released like vapor from the city's manholes."- Time
* Tickets are $5 General Admission and $3 Students and Sr. Citizens.
* Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour prior to curtain.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.