Prisoner of Second Avenue

Prisoner of Second Avenue

by Neil Simon, Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss
     
 

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Mel and Edna are jobless, the plants on the terrace are dying, the apartment is burglarized, and Mel's psychiatrist dies. What else can go wrong?  See more details below

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Mel and Edna are jobless, the plants on the terrace are dying, the apartment is burglarized, and Mel's psychiatrist dies. What else can go wrong?

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, and other cast members performed this play for the L.A. Theatre Works audience shortly after a successful revival in London's West End. The story revolves around Mel and Edna Edison, trapped by circumstance in an apartment on Second Avenue, New York City, in 1974. Add a cellular phone or two, and it's life in 2000. Simon takes a good look at apartment life, career and role reversals, a nervous breakdown, and the love, torture, care, or inertia that somehow keeps a couple in a relationship for many years. At points, it's laugh-out-loud funny; at other times, it offers sensitive insight into the human condition. Fast-moving dialog with nonstop Simon quips and jokes performed extremely well by two fine actors: who could ask for more? This is classic American comedy produced, acted, recorded, and packaged in an exemplary manner. Sound effects, music, and simulated radio news broadcasts add to the atmosphere. Highly recommended for adult audiences and drama and theater collections.--Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580811620
Publisher:
L.A. Theatre Works
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 7.03(h) x 0.98(d)

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