“The Prisoner of Second Avenue” at Somerset Valley Players

“The Prisoner of Second Avenue”
by Neil Simon

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is the story of Mel and Edna Edison, a typical husband and wife from the 1970s. Mel loses his job and eventually has a mental breakdown due to his feeling useless. Edna then goes back to work to support them, making Mel feel even worse about the entire situation. The play has a happy ending, but the moral of the story is that the pressures of being in the rat race can eventually drive you nuts .

Performed by Somerset Valley Players
At Somerset Valley Playhouse
Performances ran
Friday, March 30, 2001 thru Saturday, April 14, 2001
Edna Edison.... Dolores Candelaria
Harry Edison.... Dick Dobrowolski
Jessie.... Marion Sanders
Mel Edison.... Bob Vaias Has Bio
Pauline.... Lona Alpert Has Bio Has photo
Pearl.... Linda Konopka
Upstair Neighbor #2.... Pat Durrwang
Upstairs Neighbor #1.... Mike Schuller
Directed by Ray Leiter Has Bio
Assistant Directed by Mike Schuller
Produced by Dick Dobrowolski
Lighting Design by Jak Prince Has Bio
Stage Managed by Pat Durrwang
Set Designed by Randy Coddington
Set Designed by Ray Leiter Has Bio
Properties by Randy Coddington
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