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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

By Neil Simon

Tony-nominated comedy is just as relevant today as it was 40 years ago when it debuted on Broadway. "Is the whole world going out of business?" asks Mel's wife Edna (Victoria Weller), as they face sudden unemployment, an intense heat wave, a prolonged garbage strike, a daytime robbery, noisy neighbors, nit-picking family, and endless economic challenges. 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.

Poor unfortunate advertising executive Mel Edison (Michael Fox), is a middle-aged schmuck, and he's lost his way. His well-meaning siblings only make things worse with their meddling. His successful older brother Harry (Dale Giottonini) and ditzy sisters (Christine Chapman, Teri McGregor, and Janie Van Woerden) rub salt in his wounds with unsolicited advice and consolation. They reluctantly offer Mel financial aid - with major strings attached.

The ability to create humor from the lives and troubles of everyday people is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's greatest gift.

The Chetco Pelican Players announce,
The Prisoner of Second Avenue, as the first show of their 2013 season. The comedy is directed by Michael S. Fox.

Please note:
Parental discretion for ages under 12: mild language.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Opens Friday, February 8, 2013, and runs for three weekends through February 24.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students, available at New Wave Video, Chetco Pharmacy,
Wright's Custom Framing, or at the door.

The Chetco Playhouse is located at the north end of Brookings in the Hilltop Mall at 1240 Chetco Avenue (Hwy 101).

For information, call 541-469-1857
Visit www.chetcopelicanplayers.org
For reservations, call 541-469-1877

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Michael S. Fox and Victoria Weller
foxwell@charter.net
541-469-1222

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