January 7 to 28 — Bēma Productions is delighted to present Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue starring Cam Culham and Christine Upright with Angela Henry, Lynda Raino, Katya Delancey and Michael Rodgers; directed by Zelda Dean for seven performances only:
- Saturday evenings 7:30 pm January, 13, 20 and 27
- Sunday afternoons 2:30 pm January 7, 14, 21 and 28
Tickets are $20 each available from Ticket Rocket www.ticketrocket.co or at the door.
Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm which has suddenly hit the skids and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over; then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air pollution killing his plants and with the walls of the apartment paper-thin, allowing him a constant earful of his neighbors private lives, things can’t seem to get any worse…then he’s robbed and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do – he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him.
“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.” 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